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Title

"Big Two-Hearted River": Why the Swamp is Tragic

Author

William Adair

Document Type

Article

Citation

Adair, William. “‘Big Two-Hearted River’: Why the Swamp is Tragic.” Journal of Modern Literature 17, no. 4 (1991): 584-88.

Annotation

Refutes the notion that Nick finds the swamp tragic because it reminds him of his traumatic war wound; rather, Adair posits that Nick’s aversion stems from striking similarities between this swamp and the battlefield at Portogrande.

Published in

Journal of Modern Literature

Volume

17

Issue

4

Date

1991

Pages

584-588

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