Description : The 1999 Hemingway centennial marks the perfect time for the reevaluation of his position as America's premier modernist writer. These essays, all written specially for this collection, plumb unexplored historical details of Hemingway's life to illuminate new and often unexpected dimensions of the force of his literary accomplishment. Discussing biographical details of his personal and professional life along with the subtleties of his character, the text includes a number of fascinating photos and images.
Description : "This book: Provides the fullest introduction to Hemingway and his world found in a single volume ; Offers contextual essays written on a range of topics by experts in Hemingway studies ; Provides a highly useful reference work for scholarship as well as teaching, excellent for classes on Hemingway, modernism and American literature."--Publisher's website.
Description : In a 1946 Atlantic Monthly essay, Jean-Paul Sartre writes: "The greatest literary development in France between 1929 and 1939 was the discovery of Faulkner, Dos Passos, Hemingway, Caldwell, and Steinbeck.:" When Ernest Hemingway arrived in Paris in 1922, he was an unknown writer from America. The City of Light was where he learned his craft and gained legitimacy. Although much has been written about Hemingwayżs apprentice years in Paris, little has been published about his literary convergences with French writers. In Hemingway and French Writers, Ben Stoltzfus illuminates the connections between Hemingway and the most important French intellectuals, such as Gustave Flaubert, Marcel Proust, André Gide, Jacques Lacan, Jean-Paul Sartre, Henry de Montherlant, André Malraux, and Albert Camus. A distinguished scholar of both French literature and Hemingway studies, Stoltzfus compares Hemingwayżs major works in chronological order, from The Sun Also Rises to The Old Man and the Sea, with novels by French writers. While it is widely known that France influenced Hemingwayżs writing, Hemingway also had an immense impact on French writers. Over the years, American and French novelists enriched each otherżs works with new styles and untried techniques. In this comparative analysis, Stoltzfus discusses the complexities of Hemingwayżs craft, the controlled skill, narrative economy, and stylistic clarity that the French, drawn to his emphasis on action, labeled "le style américain."
Description : Before Barbara Cartland, there was Emily Bronte. Before Fabio, there was Heathcliff. If you want to see how men and women have looked at love, and each other, over the centuries, just open this endlessly readable encyclopedia: your A-to-Z guide to the literature of love. From Romeo and Juliet to Rebecca, entries treat scores of the most memorable novels and plays. Coverage is fair and square: men and women get equal time; elite and popular fiction are treated with respect; and minority voices are clearly heard. More than 340 A-to-Z entries are thoroughly illustrated, cross-referenced, and indexed.