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Title

Confession, Charity and Community in The Sun Also Rises

Document Type

Article

Citation

Helbig, Doris A. “Confession, Charity and Community in The Sun Also Rises.” South Atlantic Review 58, no. 2 (1993): 85-110.

Annotation

Reading the novel in the tradition of the Christian confession narrative, Helbig utilizes a three-part approach to the confession consisting of self-awareness, contrition, and sacrifice. Centers on the main characters’ loss of self and connection with others through selfishness and escapism and explores their path to healing through reconciliation with other lost souls in a Godless world. Helbig bookends her analysis by discussing the characters’ struggles with inclusive language, which is ultimately resolved at the end of the novel. References St. Augustine as a touchstone for salvation.

Published in

South Atlantic Review

Volume

58

Issue

2

Date

1993

Pages

85-110

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