The Hemingway Bibliography
 

Title

Hemingway’s Greatest Iceberg: The Composition of The Sun Also Rises

Document Type

Essay

Citation

Balassi, William. “Hemingway’s Greatest Iceberg: The Composition of The Sun Also Rises.” In Writing the American Classics, edited by James Barbour and Tom Quirk, 125-55. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1990.

Annotation

Manuscript study. Examines the development of the novel through Hemingway’s notebooks, exploring its transformation from a nonfiction sketch to a fictional novel. Balassi argues for the importance of omission to its composition. Emphasizes Hemingway’s personal experiences and interests, such as Spain, bullfighting, and the fiesta culture, as essential to the creation of the story.

Published in

Writing the American Classics

Date

1990

Pages

125-155

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