Abstract

Abstract:

This essay focuses on references to the atomic bomb in Across the River and into the Trees (1950) and Hemingway's biographical materials to examine the impact the introduction of nuclear weapons at Hiroshima/Nagasaki had on Hemingway as a "battlefield writer." Richard Cantwell makes jokes about atomic bombs just as Hemingway did. Using Freud's distinction between jokes and humor, this essay argues that these "atomic jokes" can be best understood when we consider the changes nuclear weapons introduce to traditional notions of warfare and battlefields, and to Hemingway's style.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1548-4815
Print ISSN
0276-3362
Pages
pp. 18-35
Launched on MUSE
2017-12-01
Open Access
No
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