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  • Current Bibliography
  • Kelli A. Larson

[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

Bak, John S. Homo americanus: Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, and Queer Masculinities. Madison, WI: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2010.

[Influence study. Examines the sociohistorical, sociopolitical, and literary connections between the two authors, primarily through an intertextual reading of SAR and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Discusses the ironic endings of both texts, focusing specifically on the protagonists' struggles with sexual identity and the construction of queer masculinity. Bak "uses Hemingway as a means to examine Williams's evolving relationship with the heterosexual community at the height of the Cold War and with the homosexual community of post-Stonewall gay liberation." Argues that EH's posthumous novels (IITS, GOE, and TAFL) more openly support Williams's efforts to challenge the Cold War's sexual politics than earlier works such as SAR.]

Bouchard, Donald F. Hemingway: So Far from Simple. Amherst, MA: Prometheus Books, 2010.

[Argues against those who find EH's writing superficial and artless, showing how EH's careful attention to style and [End Page 190] lifelong concern with his career as a writer earned him the title of one of America's most important and influential authors. Draws on EH's correspondence, AMF, his statements about art, and the postmodernist writings of Foucault, Deleuze, and Said to trace EH's evolving style in relation to changing times. Analyzes the major works chronologically, devoting greatest attention to those suffering from critical neglect such as GHOA and DIA. The first portion of the study focuses on EH's emerging modernist style in IOT, SAR, and AFTA. The middle portion deals with EH's writings of the 1930s, exploring his shift away from modernism toward a gradually developing social and political awareness found in GHOA, DIA, FWBT, and THHN. Concludes with an analysis of OMATS and AMF.]

Goodheart, Eugene, ed. Critical Insights: Ernest Hemingway. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2010.

[Guide to EH's life and major works geared toward students and general readers. Introductory essays include a brief biography, cultural and historical overview, and assessment of EH's prose style and critical reception. Most of the volume is devoted to reprinted essays by such renowned EH scholars as Carlos Baker, Hilary Justice, Scott Donaldson, and Mark Spilka. Includes one new critical essay by Neil Heims. See below.

Pp. 157-171: "The Scapegoat, the Bankrupt, and the Bullfighter: Shadows of a Lost Man in The Sun Also Rises" by Neil Heims.

[On the allegorical and anti-Semitic nature of SAR. Heims concludes that EH intentionally utilizes anti-Semitic attitudes as a way to define his characters, especially Jake.]

Hemingway, Ernest. The Old Man and the Sea. Ukraine, 1966.

[Newly discovered edition in English with Ukrainian footnotes.]

Lamb, Robert Paul. Art Matters: Hemingway, Craft, and the Creation of the Modern Short Story. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2010.

[A study of the aesthetics of EH's short stories. Beginning with the influences of Poe, Cézanne, Maupassant and others, Lamb traces the evolution of EH's unique style, focusing on his use of omission and his refinement of impressionism and expressionism. Covers EH's innovations in narrative form, voice, point of view, and dialogue in addition to assessing his legacy. Explores numerous stories beginning with the early works of the 1920s and continuing roughly through 1939. Gives greatest attention to "An Alpine Idyll," "Big Two-Hearted River," "Cat in the Rain," "Che Ti Dice la Patria?" "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place," "Hills Like White Elephants," [End Page 191] "In...

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Additional Information

ISSN
1548-4815
Print ISSN
0276-3362
Pages
pp. 190-201
Launched on MUSE
2010-11-24
Open Access
No
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