The Hemingway Bibliography
 

Title

Fishing for Stories: What "Big Two-Hearted River" Is Really About

Document Type

Article

Citation

Lamb, Robert Paul. “Fishing for Stories: What ‘Big Two-Hearted River’ Is Really About.” Modern Fiction Studies 37, no. 2 (Summer 1991): 161-81.

Annotation

Manuscript study of the deleted ending, theorizing that Nick is recovering from feelings of entrapment by social demands rather than from psychological war wounds. Reading fishing as a metaphor for writing, Lamb interprets the story as a confession of Hemingway’s views on the nature and vocation of writing. Concludes with a discussion of Cezanne’s influence on the young author.

Published in

Modern Fiction Studies

Volume

37

Issue

2

Date

Summer 1991

Pages

161-181

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