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This Companion serves both as an introduction for the interested reader, and as a source of the best recent scholarship on the author and his works. In addition to analyzing his major texts, these chapters provide insight on Hemingway's relationship with gender history, journalism, fame, and the political climate of the 1930s. Contributors include both the most distinguished established figures and brilliant newcomers, all chosen with regard to the clarity and readability of their prose.
1. Introduction: Hemingway and fame Scott Donaldson; 2. Hemingway's journalism and the realist dilemma Elizabeth Dewberry; 3. 1924: Hemingway's luggage and the miraculous year Paul Smith; 4. In Our Time, out of season Thomas Strychacz; 5. Brett and other women in The Sun Also Rises James Nagel; 6. A Farewell to Arms: doctors in the house of love Michael Reynolds; 7. Hemingway's late fiction: breaking new ground Robert E. Fleming; 8. Hemingway and politics Keneth Kinnamon; 9. Hemingway and gender history Rena Sanderson; 10. Hemingway, Hadley, and Paris: the persistence of desire J. Gerald Kennedy; 11. Hemingway's Spanish sensibility Allen Josephs; 12. The Cuban context of The Old Man and the Sea Bickford Sylvester; 13. Conclusion: the critical reputation of Ernest Hemingway Susan F. Beegel.