Hemingway’s Girls: Unnaming and Renaming Hemingway’s Female Characters
Manuscript study. Examines the significance of female references in Hemingway’s writing, arguing that the distinctions created by using “girl,” “woman,” “wife,” or a proper noun are important to understanding the roles of female characters. Passing references to many novels and short stories, with a brief look at “Hills Like White Elephants,” “Nobody Ever Dies,” “Indian Camp,” “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber,” “The Sea Change,” and The Garden of Eden. Urges critics to be true to Hemingway’s noun choice to avoid diminishing his craft.