The World, the World (1996)

The second volume of writer Norman Lewis's autobiography. Lewis first became acquainted with Ian Fleming at an annual Christmas party hosted by their mutual publisher, Jonathan Cape. Although the two got along well enough, Lewis “agreed with [Fleming's] own view of himself as a writer: that he was mediocre. There was nothing I read in his books I could believe, and the more books he wrote the more an excessive fantasy took over.”

Lewis was sent by Fleming on a mission of espionage to Cuba, where he met with Ernest Hemingway in an effort to learn more about Fidel Castro's chances of leading a revolution. The main portion of Lewis's memoirs of Fleming can be found on pages 153–156, followed by memoris of his meeting with Hemingway.


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