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Hemingway in Italy and Other Essays: Critical Approaches

Hemingway in Italy and Other Essays: Critical Approaches

by Robert W. Lewis (Editor)


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This selection of seventeen essays on the writing of Ernest Hemingway is edited by Robert W. Lewis, the President of the Hemingway Society and Chairman of the Hemingway Foundation. Commentary on Hemingway is now entering new fields with the opening of the enormously rich Hemingway collection at the John F. Kennedy library in Boston. Lewis' selection illustrates the pluralism and richness of current research and criticism. He has divided these essays into four groupings which examine Hemingway's women characters, his relations with other writers textual and critical studies and his fiction set in Italy. These scholars bring new insight to the understanding of Hemingway's published and unpublished works and illustrate that Hemingway studies have come of age in our time.

These seventeen essays demonstrate the maturity and diversity of Hemingway studies. Built on a considerable body of criticism, they utilize revelations from manuscripts and galleys and reach out to other disciplines such as psychology and aesthetics. In the first of four groupings scholars reexamine Hemingway's treatment of women and previous misconceptions of his sexual politics. Linda Patterson Miller begins with a general introduction and reassessment. Roger Stephenson concludes this four essay grouping with a provocative tour de force. The second section focuses on four very different relationships: Hemingway with Bernard Berenson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jorge Luis Borges, and other writers and critics. The third grouping includes four textual analyses. Ranging from intensely personal to scholarly neutral, they all illustrate the richness of current scholarship. Describing Hemingway's strong attachment to Italy, Lewis reminds his readers that Hemingway's imagination was richly nourished by this country. In the fourth and final grouping five scholars conduct a provocative exploration of Hemingway's Italy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275929169
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/11/1990
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

ROBERT W. LEWIS is Professor of English and Editor of North Dakota Quarterly at the University of Northa Dakota. He has served as President of the Hemingway Society and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hemingway Foundation. He is author of Hemingway on Love and numerous articles on Hemingway, American Indian literature, and other topics.

Table of Contents


Hemingway's Women

Hemingway's Women: A Reassessment

Ministrant Barkely in A Farewell to Arms

A Second Look at Helen Ferguson in A Farewell to Arms

Hemingway's Women: Cats Don't Live in the Mountains

Hemingway's Relations to Other Writers

"Christ I Wish I Could Paint": The Correspondence between Ernest Hemingway and Bernard Berenson

"Particular Rhythms" and Other Influences: Hemingway and Tender Is the Night

Borges on Hemingway, Hemingway on Hemingway: Craft, Grief, and Sport

Signs Are Taken for Nothing in The Sun Also Rises

Hemingway's Texts

Hemingway's "My Old Man": Turf Days in Paris

"Mons (Three)": An Unpublished In Our Time Chapter

The Poetry of the Twentieth Chapter of Death in the Afternoon: Relationships between the Deleted and Published Halves

Dealing with Robert Cohn

Hemingway in Italy

The Ritualization of Death and Rebirth: The Reconstruction of Frederic Henry

Hemingway's Study of Impending Death: Across the River and into the Trees

To Die Is Not Enough: Hemingway's Venetian Novel

The Way It Never Was on the Piave

Emotional Disorder and the Order of Things: Nick Adams in Italy

Selected Bibliography


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