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The Construction of Hemingway

Thomas Strychacz

in Dangerous Masculinities

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780813031613
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038926 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813031613.003.0004
The Construction of Hemingway

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This chapter discusses more fully the history of the reception of Hemingway's representations of masculinity. The account presented in this chapter shows that the gradually emerging animus against Hemingway's narrative strategies is in many ways the key to this study because it shifts focus from his work to the interpretive approaches, and the historical and cultural conditions underpinning them. It also asks: why did Hemingway's early critics persist in deriving a concept of authentic manhood from narrative evidence that is by no means wholly in its favor?

Keywords: reception; Hemingway; representations of masculinity; narrative strategies; interpretive approaches; conditions; authentic manhood; narrative evidence

Chapter.  13960 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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