Ernest Hemingway famously called Spain “the country that I loved more than any other except my own,” and his forty-year love affair with it provided an inspiration and setting for major works from each decade of his career: The Sun Also Rises, Death in the Afternoon, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Dangerous Summer, and The Garden of Eden; his only full-length play, The Fifth Column; the Civil War documentary The Spanish Earth; and some of his finest short fiction, including “Hills Like White Elephants” and “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place.”
In Hemingway’s Spain, Carl P. Eby and Mark Cirino collect thirteen penetrating and innovative essays by scholars of different nationalities, generations, and perspectives who explore Hemingway’s writing about Spain and his relationship to Spanish culture and ask us in a myriad of ways to rethink how Hemingway imagined Spain—whether through a modernist mythologization of the Spanish soil, his fascination with the bullfight, his interrogation of the relationship between travel and tourism, his involvement with Spanish politics, his dialog with Spanish writers, or his appreciation of the subtleties of Spanish values. In addition to fresh critical responses to some of Hemingway’s most famous novels and stories, a particular strength of Hemingway’s Spain is its consideration of neglected works, such as Hemingway’s Spanish Civil War stories and The Dangerous Summer. The collection is noteworthy for its attention to how Hemingway’s post–World War II fiction revisits and reimagines his earlier Spanish works, and it brings new light both to Hemingway’s Spanish Civil War politics and his reception in Spain during the Franco years.
Hemingway’s lifelong engagement with Spain is central to understanding and appreciating his work, and Hemingway’s Spain is an indispensable exploration of Hemingway’s home away from home.
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About the Author
Carl P. Eby is chair and professor of English at Appalachian State University. He is the author of Hemingway’s Fetishism: Psychoanalysis and the Mirror of Manhood.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Imagining Spain Carl P. Eby Mark Cirino 1
1 Hemingway in the Dirt of a Blood and Soil Myth María DeGuzmán 9
2 Ernest Hemingway-¿Amigo de España? Lisa Twomey 28
3 Allegories of Travel and Tourism in "Hills Like White Elephants" Russ Pottle 44
4 Hemingway and Franklin: Men Without Women Ian Grody 65
5 A Creative Spiral: From Death in the Afternoon (1932) to The Dangerous Summer (1960) Beatrix Penas Ibáñez 77
6 Bulls, Art, Mithras, and Montherlant Ben Stoltzfus 98
7 "At Five in the Afternoon": Toward a Poetics of Duende in Bataille and Hemingway David F. Richter 113
8 "It was all there … but he could not see it": What's Dangerous about The Dangerous Summer Suzanne del Gizzo 128
9 Hemingways Spain in Flames, 1937 James H. Meredith 146
10 Tanks, Butterflies, Realists, Idealists: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and the Imperfect Ending in Spain of 1937-1938 Mark P. Ott 152
11 The Education of Henry: Politics and Context in Hemingway Scott D. Yarbrough 162
12 Foreign Bodies: Documenting Expatriate Involvement in "Night Before Battle" and "Under the Ridge" Michael Maiwald 174
13 Bulls and Bells: Their Toll on Robert Jordan Lawrence R. Broer 192