Bloom, Harold, ed. Ernest Hemingway (Bloom’s Modern Critical Views). New York: Bloom’s Literary Criticism, 2011. [Reader’s companion to EH’s life and major works, including SAR, FTA, and OMAS. Reprints criticism from such well known EH scholars as George Monteiro, Susan F. Beegel, and Donald A. Daiker. Includes a bibliography and chronology of the author’s life.]
———. Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises—New Edition (Bloom’s Modern Critical Interpretations). New York: Bloom’s Literary Criticism. 2011. [Reader’s companion to the novel. Reprints criticism from such well known EH scholars as H.R. Stoneback, James Nagel, and Donald D. Daiker. Includes a bibliography and chronology of the author’s life along with a brief introductory essay by Bloom characterizing SARas an elegy.]
Calabi, Silvio, Steve Helsley and Roger Sanger. Hemingway’s Guns: The Sporting Arms of Ernest Hemingway. Camden, ME: Shooting Sportsman, 2010. [Thoroughly researched descriptive guide to EH’s extensive collection of [End Page 143] guns, revealing much about the author and his sporting life along the way. Argues that EH’s inclination for quality and functionality reflected his high level of expertise. Traces EH’s lifelong use of and fascination with firearms beginning with his introduction by his father at just two and a half years old. Includes short excerpts from letters and works such as GHAand UKand over 100 black and white photographs of EH hunting and shooting with family, friends, celebrities, and associates.]
Larsen, Lyle. Stein and Hemingway: The Story of a Turbulent Friendship. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2011. [Literary and historical biography tracing EH and Stein’s complicated and troubled relationship. Covers their initial 1922 Paris meeting, their falling out after the publication of SAR, and occasional reconciliations over the next two decades. Draws on memoirs, biographies, letters, and previously unpublished material from the Kennedy Library to piece together the evolution of their friendship from budding admiration to intense resentment and jealousy.]
Newlin, Keith, ed. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway (Critical Insights Series). Pasadena, CA: Salem P, 2010. [Study geared toward students and general readers. Divided into two parts, the first section contains new essays on the novel’s composition, critical history, and Paris context. The second reprints essays from such well known EH scholars as Carlos Baker, Mark Spilka, and Scott Donaldson reflecting the changing critical landscape over the years. Newlin’s introductory materials, “About This Volume” and “On The Sun Also Rises,” outline the novel’s origins and compositional history and surveys the volume’s contents including six new essays annotated below.
Pp. 12–16: “Biography of Ernest Hemingway” by Stanley Archer. [Brief biography of the author’s life and major literary achievements.]
Pp. 17–19: “The Paris ReviewPerspective” by Petrina Crockford for the Paris Review. [Muses on the novel’s cultural impact and creative influence on other writers.]
Pp. 23–35: “An American in Paris: Hemingway and the Expatriate Life” by Matthew J. Bolton. [Contextualizes the novel within the larger expatriate scene by examining EH’s fictionalization of his real life Paris experience. Focuses on his development of the definitive autonomous expatriate figure.]
Pp. 36–48: “Gender Identity and the Modern Condition in The Sun Also Rises” by Jennifer Banach. [Discusses the novel’s revision of traditional gender roles resulting from the unsettled aftermath of World War I. Suggests the [End Page 144] novel’s androgynous strains reflect postwar uncertainty regarding the extinction of old world notions...