Ernest Hemingway, In Our Time, New York: Boni & Liveright, 1925

  1. Christopher MacGowan

Published Online: 24 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444393675.ch44

The Twentieth-Century American Fiction Handbook

The Twentieth-Century American Fiction Handbook

How to Cite

MacGowan, C. (2011) Ernest Hemingway, In Our Time, New York: Boni & Liveright, 1925, in The Twentieth-Century American Fiction Handbook, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444393675.ch44

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 21 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405160230

Online ISBN: 9781444393675

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Keywords:

  • Ernest Hemingway, In Our Time (1925) - Hemingway's third book, but his first with a commercial publisher;
  • Three Stories and Ten Poems (1923), two stories - “Out of Season” and “My Old Man”;
  • critical discussion, of In Our Time - a book with its own structural and thematic patterns;
  • book, overshadowed by the success of the two novels - The Sun Also Rises (1926) and A Farewell to Arms (1929) and other collections of stories;
  • influence, pertinent - individual stories, illustrating remarkable developments in Hemingway's work over a period of just two or three years;
  • “My Old Man,” earliest story in In Our Time - revealing influence of Sherwood Anderson tales as “I Want to Know Why” and “The Egg”;
  • two literary models, cited for structure of In Our Time - Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio (1919) and T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land (1922);
  • Eliot's poem, winner of prestigious Dial Prize in 1922 - dramatic use of juxtaposition to complicate thematic complexity;
  • Stein's practice of repetition, to eschew abstraction - putting to effective use in stories;
  • world, Nick tries to recover from on his fishing trip - linking passages, one where nature can be both beautiful and cruel

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