Hemingway's Green Hills of Africa as Evolutionary Narrative Helix and Scimitar
|Author: ||Bredahl, A.|
A close reading of a text that has been critiqued as "relatively meaningless" and "trivial" or as "a disappointment," but which Hemingway thought contained some of his best work. Demonstrates the richness and importance of this central but still unread and misunderstood work from Hemingway's major period of creativity. Should be the impetus for a major reexamination of the Hemingway canon and its place in 20th-century American literature.
"Most welcome . . . [the authors] are at their best while conducting their cogent close reading of Green Hills, among Hemingway's most neglected fiction. . . . What is most exciting here are dozens of observations that seem to open the text for further inquiry, to connect it with other themes and techniques that we find elsewhere in Hemingway's canon. . . . These are the kinds of questions that should rekindles interest in Green Hills and raise it from the ranks of the unknown. . . " - Modern Fiction Studies