Chapter 20. Ernest Hemingway

  1. David Seed Professor
  1. Peter Messent Professor

Published Online: 5 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310108.ch20

A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction

A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction

How to Cite

Messent, P. (2009) Ernest Hemingway, in A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction (ed D. Seed), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310108.ch20

Editor Information

  1. University of Liverpool, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Nottingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 OCT 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146913

Online ISBN: 9781444310108

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Keywords:

  • Ernest Hemingway, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1954 - one of America's greatest modern writers;
  • “Papa Hemingway” sobriquet;
  • Hemingway's later work - masculine physicality of protagonists overemphasized;
  • To Have and Have Not (1937);
  • Hemingway and finding self-sufficient masculinity attractive;
  • “Big Two-Hearted River” and Nick's cultivation of a traditionally female space;
  • The Old Man and the Sea (1952) - singled out for Nobel Prize award;
  • Hemingway and Ezra Pound's influence and his imagist precepts;
  • Hemingway's stylistic practice - learning from Gertrude Stein;
  • Hemingway's relationship to America - tracing different directions of his writing

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • I

  • II

  • III

  • References and Further Reading