Hemingway’s In Our Time: Lyrical Dimensions
Argues for the coherence of In Our Time based on its lyrical structure. Provides a close reading of the vignettes and stories to uncover the rhythm or tonal patterns that lie beneath the book’s more obvious arrangement of recurring character and theme. Explores the significant influence of Pound and Eliot on the young Hemingway, and devotes chapters to the various incarnations of the narrative progressing toward the 1925 In Our Time. Closes with an examination of how the emotive patterns of In Our Time anticipate the later structure of A Farwell to Arms.