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Title

Opening Bluebeard’s Closet: Writing and Aggression in Hemingway’s The Garden of Eden Manuscript

Author

Steven C. Roe

Document Type

Article

Citation

Roe, Steven C. “Opening Bluebeard’s Closet: Writing and Aggression in Hemingway’s The Garden of Eden Manuscript.” Hemingway Review 12, no. 1 (1992): 52-66.

Annotation

Manuscript study. Connects David’s ruthless father to the Bluebeard archetype and reads the African stories as “fantasies that express aggression and contrition through an elaborate network of contrapuntal imagery, turning violent emotions into narrative energy.” Roe posits that the past becomes immersed with the present, with Catherine connected to both the Maji-Maji warriors and the elephant. Also discusses David’s decreasing identification with his father through the evolution of the tales. Also published in Hemingway: Seven Decades of Criticism, edited by Linda Wagner-Martin, 311-27. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1998.

Published in

Hemingway Review

Volume

12

Issue

1

Date

1992

Pages

52-66

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