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“In the Breaking of the Bread”: Holy and Secular Communion in “Big Two-Hearted River”

From: The Hemingway Review
Volume 33, Number 1, Fall 2013
pp. 65-72 | 10.1353/hem.2013.0027



This essay pays particular attention to the alimentary choices Nick makes in “Big Two-Hearted River.” Arguing that the story centers on Nick’s search for spiritual healing following his return from the war, the article illustrates how certain foods and the manner of eating them hold redemptive power.