Lit Crit Guides: Reading and Interpreting the Works of Ernest Hemingway, 1st Edition

  • Timothy R. Gaffney
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0766084906
  • ISBN-13: 9780766084902
  • DDC: 813.5223
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 160 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released February 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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No twentieth-century writer has achieved greater literary success than Ernest Hemingway. His early days in journalism resulted in his trademark lean prose and a compelling writing style that would influence generations of writers to come. A larger-than-life figure, the author pursued adventures that would provide the groundwork for compelling tales of wars, bullfights, and safaris. This insightful guide provides excerpts, quotes, and critical analysis of Hemingway’s novels and short stories in the context of his fascinating and ultimately tragic personal life. Through an in-depth exploration of some of his greatest works, readers will gain a greater understanding of this literary giant.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: “The Dignity of Movement of an Iceberg”: The Times and Places of Ernest Hemingway.
2: From Oak Park to Paris and Beyond: The Making of the Writer.
3: The Modern Short Story Collection: In Our Time.
4: The Great Cycle of Life: The Sun Also Rises: Bumming Around Europe.
5: Love and Guns: “Francis Macomber” and A Farewell to Arms.
6: “I Went Out Too Far”: The Old Man and the Sea.
7: The Sun Sets: Life Takes Its Toll.
8: The Hemingway Legacy: Ernest Hemingway and His Work Today.
Chapter Notes.
Literary Terms.
Major Works by Ernest Hemingway.
Further Reading.