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Title

Baseball in Hemingway’s "The Three-Day Blow": The Way It Really Was in the Fall of 1916

Document Type

Article

Citation

Hurley, C. Harold. “Baseball in Hemingway’s ‘The Three-Day Blow’: The Way It Really Was in the Fall of 1916.” Hemingway Review 16, no. 1 (Fall 1996): 43-55.

Annotation

Close reading of the baseball references to determine the depth of Nick’s depression over the loss of Marge. Hurley reconstructs the skewed historical timeline and the characters’ seemingly ancillary discussion to uncover baseball’s dual purpose: first, to extend a significant socio-historical realism to the characters; and second, to serve as an emotive outlet for the main character, Nick Adams, distracting him from his recent break from Marge and enabling him to interpret his losses through a staunchly American/male lens.

Published in

Hemingway Review

Volume

16

Issue

1

Date

Fall 1996

Pages

43-55

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