New Critical Approaches to the Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway

Jackson J. Benson
Duke University Press, 12/07/2013 - 528
With an Overview by Paul Smith and a Checklist to Hemingway Criticism, 19751990

New Critical Approaches to the Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway is an all-new sequel to Bensons highly acclaimed 1975 book, which provided the first comprehensive anthology of criticism of Ernest Hemingways masterful short stories. Since that time the availability of Hemingways papers, coupled with new critical and theoretical approaches, has enlivened and enlarged the field of American literary studies. This companion volume reflects current scholarship and draws together essays that were either published during the past decade or written for this collection.
The contributors interpret a variety of individual stories from a number of different critical points of viewfrom a Lacanian reading of Hemingways After the Storm to a semiotic analysis of A Very Short Story to an historical-biographical analysis of Old Man at the Bridge. In identifying the short story as one of Hemingways principal thematic and technical tools, this volume reaffirms a focus on the short story as Hemingways best work. An overview essay covers Hemingway criticism published since the last volume, and the bibliographical checklist to Hemingway short fiction criticism, which covers 1975 to mid-1989, has doubled in size.

Contributors. Debra A. Moddelmog, Ben Stotzfus, Robert Scholes, Hubert Zapf, Susan F. Beegel, Nina Baym, William Braasch Watson, Kenneth Lynn, Gerry Brenner, Steven K. Hoffman, E. R. Hagemann, Robert W. Lewis, Wayne Kvam, George Monteiro, Scott Donaldson, Bernard Oldsey, Warren Bennett, Kenneth G. Johnston, Richard McCann, Robert P. Weeks, Amberys R. Whittle, Pamela Smiley, Jeffrey Meyers, Robert E. Fleming, David R. Johnson, Howard L. Hannum, Larry Edgerton, William Adair, Alice Hall Petry, Lawrence H. Martin Jr., Paul Smith

The Art of the Short Story
1
I Critical Approaches
15
II Story Technique and Themes
135
Ill Story Interpretations
213
IV An Overview of the Criticism
373
V A Comprehensive Checklist of Hemingway Short Fiction Criticism Explication and Commentary 1975 1989
393
Notes and References
459
Notes on Contributors
507

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