Rudat, Wolfgang E. H. 1992 0-7734-9579-7 288 pages This study provides an intense examination of textual details of The Sun Also Rises, specifically addressing the fact that the novel is filled with wordplay, jokes, and allusions. It also devotes space to Hemingway's concern with sexual identity, sexual crossover, and androgyny. It intends to liberate Hemingway from the "legend of himself".
Koloze, Jeff 2005 0-7734-5964-2 396 pages Religiously-based ethical aspects of the abortion issue have not been addressed in literary criticism; thus, determining the ethical content of twentieth-century American fiction concerning abortion will assist students of literature and those interested in this controversial issue. Specifically, the author identifies six ethical aspects of the abortion issue discussed in Judaism, Catholicism, and Protestantism. The first ethical aspect concerns the lex talionis passage in Exodus. Second, the concepts of “health” and “life” are considered. The study then examines whether the unborn child can be viewed as an aggressor against his or her mother. Determining whether the unborn child possesses “potential” or “actual” life constitutes the fourth ethical aspect, followed by the closely related categories of “formed” and “unformed” fetuses. The last ethical aspect concerns ensoulment. The study conducts close readings of abortion passages in canonical works by Dreiser, Hemingway, Dos Passos, Faulkner, Brautigan, and Irving. Incorporating biographical criticism and other tools of literary research, the author concludes that canonical works do not address these ethical aspects. Finally, the study addresses the six ethical aspects in other twentieth-century non-canonical works.
Gaggin, John 1988 0-7734-2000-2 132 pages Argues that Hemingway's characters can be better understood by linking their stance with the literary tradition of aestheticism which, in the century preceding Hemingway, offered theories advocating the primacy of an artistic perspective and the necessity of dissociating oneself from quotidian activity in favor of leading a contemplative life.
Hurley, C. Harold 1992 0-7734-9546-0 124 pages Ernest Hemingway's lifelong fascination with baseball finds its ultimate expression in The Old Man and the Sea. This work brings together many of the commentaries that contributed individually and collectively to our understanding of baseball's role in the fiction. They exhibit the extent of Hemingway's familiarity with the sport and its participants; provide needed historical annotation on players and managers; explore the complexities of Santiago's relationship to Joe DiMaggio; identify for the first time the actual games and events underlying the fictional account; and enable interested readers to determine for themselves the aptness of baseball to Hemingway's theme of courage and determination. The writers whose work appears here agree that Hemingway, acclaimed as both athlete and artist, frequently sought to transform the evanescence of sport into the permanence of art.
Buske, Morris 2007 0-7734-5218-4 196 pages This book provides fresh evidence suggesting that Ernest Hemingway’s high school education contributed considerably more to his development as a mature writer than has thus far been known. The author makes use of his own research and a collection of Hemingway's high school writing never before published. Adding his findings to the previously available information, the author reassesses the development of Hemingway as a writer. This book contains twenty-eight black and white photographs and six pages of facsimiles.
Bredahl, A. Carl Jr. 1990 0-88946-165-1 168 pages 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.