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Current Bibliography

From: The Hemingway Review
Volume 32, Number 2, Spring 2013
pp. 154-170 | 10.1353/hem.2013.0014

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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

Cirino, Mark. Ernest Hemingway: Thought in Action (Studies in American Thought and Culture Series). Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 2012. [Identifying EH as a psychological novelist, Cirino examines the role of consciousness within a range of texts, including “Big Two-Hearted River,” FTA, IIS, and OMS. Cirino focuses on the protagonists’ internal struggles with present crises and past traumas to reveal the author’s astute understanding of the modern mind’s emotional and cognitive complexity, concluding that “The Hemingway hero is introspective enough to know his own impulse to think about things, which often leads to overthinking things; this tendency becomes the constant struggle that dominates the Hemingway text.” Draws on the theories of Freud, James, Bergson, and others to explicate the function of consciousness. Includes previously published material from The Hemingway Review, Papers on Language and Literature, and Ernest Hemingway and the Geography of Memory (2010).]
Hawkins, Ruth A. Unbelievable Happiness and Final Sorrow: The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Marriage. Fayetteville: U of Arkansas P, 2012. [Detailed biography of EH’s second marriage to Pauline Pfeiffer, covering their initial 1925 Paris meeting through their deaths. Seeks to straighten out the slanted record presented by Hemingway; focuses on the Pfeiffer family’s significant moral and financial support during one of the most productive periods in the author’s career. Hawkins chronicles Pauline’s devotion to filling Hemingway’s every need as a man and a writer, often at the expense of their children. Includes commentary about her editorial guidance, particularly on SAR, as well as background on the intensely private Pfeiffer family, Pauline’s education, and Hemingway’s initial relationship with Pauline’s younger sister, Virginia. Includes a dozen black-and-white photographs, many of the Pfeiffer clan, along with extensive notes and bibliography.]
Mallikarjun, Patil. The Invincibility in Ernest Hemingway: A Readers’ Guide. New Delhi, India: Authorspress, 2012. [Not Seen.]

Essays

Beegel, Susan F. “The Environment.” In Ernest Hemingway in Context (Literature in Context Series). Eds. Debra A. Moddelmog and Suzanne del Gizzo. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge UP, 2013. 237–246. [Overview of rapidly changing environmental conditions during EH’ lifetime, including the rise of urban pollution, forestry holocausts, and atomic bomb testing. Connects these crises to EH’s need for wilderness experienced in East Africa, the Gulf Sream, and the American West. Argues that EH had a Roosevelt-era conservation mindset but was not involved in environmental politics. As a naturalist, “his conservation values were attuned to saving resources for future exploitation rather than to preservation for its own sake.” Concludes that EH contributed to the environment by capturing its wonder in timeless writings.]
Cavedo, Keith. “(De-) Constructions of Masculinity in the Hemingway Myth.” In Cult Pop Culture: How the Fringe Became Mainstream, Vol 2. Ed. Bob Batchelor. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2012. 29–46. [Discusses EH’s legendary status in American popular culture, identifying masculinity as central to the Hemingway “myth.” Divides EH’s brand of masculinity into three components (sports, alcohol consumption, and romantic persona), arguing that sports exemplified his code hero status, heavy drinking proved his ability to “hold his own,” and romantic relationships illustrated his virility.]
Cohen, Milton A. “Styles.” In Ernest Hemingway in Context (Literature in Context Series). Eds. Debra A. Moddelmog and Suzanne del Gizzo. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge UP, 2013. 109–118. [Explores distinctions between EH’s early and later styles, correcting myths that the author only wrote in short, simple sentences and that his style never changed. Analyzing passages from IOT, argues that the author...



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