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Title

Hemingway’s "Pretty" Allusions in American Fiction

Document Type

Article

Citation

Zively, Sherry Lutz. “Hemingway’s ‘Pretty’ Allusions in American Fiction.” Notes on Contemporary Literature 22, no. 1 (1992): 11-12.

Annotation

Examines Jake Barnes’s use of the word pretty in the famous ending of The Sun Also Rises, arguing that it has become a standard term indicating foolish self-delusion in wishing for an impossible dream. Identifies a similar use of pretty in two later American novels.

Published in

Notes on Contemporary Literature

Volume

22

Issue

1

Date

1992

Pages

11-12

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