The Hemingway Bibliography
 

Title

Hemingway and Existential Education

Author

Joseph Petite

Document Type

Article

Citation

Petite, Joseph. “Hemingway and Existential Education.” Journal of Evolutionary Psychology 12, nos. 1-2 (1991): 152-64.

Annotation

Argues that in much of Hemingway’s fiction, including “Indian Camp,” “The Doctor and the Doctor’s Wife,” “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber,” The Sun Also Rises, and A Farewell to Arms, the author pairs a naïve student with a worldly teacher who unsuccessfully instructs the uninitiated on the ways of living in a chaotic world. Contends that this pattern changed near the end of his career, most notably with the Bimini section of Islands in the Stream and The Old Man and the Sea, with Hemingway abandoning the model in favor of the naïve learning directly from life firsthand.

Published in

Journal of Evolutionary Psychology

Volume

12

Issue

1-2

Date

1991

Pages

152-164

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