Hemingway: Eight Decades of Criticism

Overview

Hemingway: Eight Decades of Criticism is part of a collection of essays edited by Linda Wagner-Martin, in this series that has become an essential guide to the best contemporary criticism regarding the work (and life) of Ernest Hemingway.
     Several of the essays discuss Hemingway's life, including the first, which focuses on his own wounding in World War I. Other contributors examine "wounding" of many kinds—guilt, disability, loss, and mourning—in his ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (5) from $21.83   
  • New (4) from $21.83   
  • Used (1) from $31.67   
Sending request ...

Overview

Hemingway: Eight Decades of Criticism is part of a collection of essays edited by Linda Wagner-Martin, in this series that has become an essential guide to the best contemporary criticism regarding the work (and life) of Ernest Hemingway.
     Several of the essays discuss Hemingway's life, including the first, which focuses on his own wounding in World War I. Other contributors examine "wounding" of many kinds—guilt, disability, loss, and mourning—in his works. Another section collects essays that pursue arguments centered on issues of gender. Most are written by scholars whose work has not appeared in previous collections. Throughout this collection, studies of familiar texts appear in tandem with fresh research, including essays that have become "instant" classics during the last decade and essays that focus new attention on The Old Man and the Sea. Anyone who is seriously interested in Hemingway's work will find this collection to be essential reading.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780870138393
  • Publisher: Michigan State University Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2008
  • Pages: 581
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Wagner-Martin holds the Hanes Chair of American Literature at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She has received Guggenheim, NEH, ACLS, and Rockefeller Fellowships and has served as president of the American literature section of the MLA, and as president of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation and Society.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Posted March 30, 2009

    most recent literary criticism on Hemingway

    The 26 collected critiques extend to five the series started in 1974 with the title Five Decades of Hemingway criticism. The most recent one before this Eight Decades was the Seven Decades published in 1998. Like the previous collections, the essays in this volume are within the broad, seeming inexhaustible stream of Hemingway criticism in academia.

    As with the previous volumes, this one includes research since the previous volume. Most of essays reflect particular interests of their time concerning Hemingway's writings and aspects of his life or contemporary movements in literary criticism. Hence in this volume, one finds critiques on the relationship between Hemingway's physical injuries as a reporter covering the Spanish Civil War and his themes of mourning and loss and studies women characters reflecting the field of gender studies. There are also essays taking a look at The Old Man and the Sea, a Hemingway work which has been drawing more interest in recent years. And this collection, like the earlier ones, gives attention to new scholars entering the field of Hemingway studies.

    All the five volumes have been published by Michigan State University Press. With the diversity of the critiques ranging from highly-focused scholarship to topics involving popular culture, the volume holds something for anyone with an interest in Hemingway or American literature.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)