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Title

Negotiating the Heroic Paternal Ideal: Historical Fiction as Transference in Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls

Document Type

Article

Citation

Boker, Pamela A. “Negotiating the Heroic Paternal Ideal: Historical Fiction as Transference in Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls.” Literature and Psychology 41, nos. 1-2 (1995): 85-112.

Annotation

Psychoanalytic reading of Robert Jordan’s separation of the masculine and feminine. Finds echoes of both Jordan’s and Hemingway’s “inverted” parental figures in Jordan’s relationships with Pilar, Pablo, and Maria. Concludes that Jordan’s death “is both literally and symbolically a consequence of his adolescent disillusionment in the heroic, paternal ego ideal, which re-awakens in him the threat of castration by the real, flawed, and threatening father.”

Published in

Literature and Psychology

Volume

41

Issue

1-2

Date

1995

Pages

85-112

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