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From: The Hemingway Review
Volume 32, Number 1, Fall 2012
pp. 145-158 | 10.1353/hem.2012.0025

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[The current bibliography aspires to include all serious contributions to Hemingway scholarship. Given the substantial quantity of significant critical work appearing on Hemingway's life and writings annually, inconsequential items from the popular press have been omitted to facilitate the distinction of important developments and trends in the field. Annotations for articles appearing in The Hemingway Review have been omitted due to the immediate availability of abstracts introducing each issue. Kelli Larson welcomes your assistance in keeping this feature current. Please send reprints, clippings, and photocopies of articles, as well as notices of new books, directly to Larson at the University of St. Thomas, 333 JRC, 2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105-1096. E-Mail: KaLarson1@stthomas.edu.]

Books

Broer, Lawrence R. Vonnegut and Hemingway: Writers at War. Columbia, SC: U of South Carolina P, 2011.

[Comparative study arguing that "Vonnegut's life and work exist as a veritable palimpsest of Hemingway's." Broer examines their shared legacy of childhood trauma, disabling war experience, and depression and its impact on their writing, contending that despite Vonnegut's numerous attempts to exorcise EH's ghost, his fictional self-creations mirrored the Hemingway hero's quest for wholeness and psychic balance. Pairing works such as SAR with Mother Night, FTA with Slaughterhouse-Five, and DIA with Breakfast of Champions, Broer demonstrates how each "artist warrior" was not only at war with himself but also with the other's artistic vision, and with the concept of war itself. The study closes with an examination of EH's discovery of the transformative power of the buried feminine self in his later works, including FWBT, OMS, IIS, GOE, and UK.]

Claridge, Henry, ed. Ernest Hemingway (Critical Assessments of Major Writers Series). 4 vols. New York: Routledge, 2012.

[Extensive four volume collection of previously published essays, reviews, and other critical materials on EH's life and work by renowned EH scholars such as Michael Reynolds, Philip Young, and Mark Spilka. Reviewers include contemporary authors and critics such as Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Edmund Wilson. Chronological arrangement of materials allows readers to trace significant critical trends. Claridge's Introduction surveys EH's life and career, discussing his innovative writing style and cultural impact. Volume I is devoted to biographical studies, memoirs, and interviews. Also includes a chronological list of EH's major works and a bibliography of book-length criticism. Volume II focuses on EH's ties to Europe and contributions to the short story genre. Volume III is devoted to critical essays on the major works, including SAR, FTA, FWBT, OMS, IIS, and GOE. Volume IV provides a general critical overview of EH and his work. Concludes with a helpful index of all four volumes.]

del Gizzo, Suzanne and Frederic J. Svoboda, eds. Hemingway's The Garden of Eden: Twenty-five Years of Criticism. Kent, OH: Kent State UP, 2012.

[Collection of mainly reprinted essays and reviews on the novel's composition, themes, narrative structure, and subject matter such as gender, sexuality, and race. This volume provides an overview of the critical conversation on the novel to date, including essays by such well known EH scholars as Mark Spilka, Rose Marie Burwell, and Carl Eby. Includes one previously unpublished essay by Tom Jenks on the trials and tribulations of working with EH's manuscripts and his editorial process in bringing GOE to press.]

Dudley, Marc K. Hemingway, Race, and Art: Bloodlines and the Color Line. Kent, OH: Kent State UP, 2012.

[Study of the racial consciousness challenging white privilege and socially constructed notions of racial identity that permeates EH's writings. Begins with close readings of EH's treatment of Native Americans and African-Americans in several stories including "Indian Camp," "The Doctor and the Doctor's Wife," "The Battler," and "The Porter" before moving on to an examination of his complex relationship with Africa in "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber," GHOA, and UK. Reads EH's concern with race as a reflection of the nation's growing anxiety in the early 20th century over the changing racial landscape. Chapter 4 appeared in slightly revised form as "Killin'em with Kindness: 'The Porter' and Hemingway's Racial...



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