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Title

Reality and Invention in For Whom the Bell Tolls, or Reflections on the Nature of the Historical Novel

Author

Allen Josephs

Document Type

Book Chapter

Citation

Rosen, Kenneth, ed. Hemingway Repossessed. Westport: Praeger, 1994.

Annotation

Examines historical elements in the novel, concluding that while it fails as documentary, it succeeds as a work of invention. Josephs cross-references the believability and reality of Hemingway’s Spanish civil war texts such as For Whom the Bell Tolls, “Under the Ridge,” and “The Butterfly and the Tank” with his letters of the period to further document Hemingway’s reality shifts in support for reading the novel as invention.

Published in

Hemingway Repossessed

Date

1994

Pages

87-95

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