"Soldier’s Home": Another Story of a Broken Heart
Reads the story, and its heartbreak, as a microcosm of In Our Time and subsequent works, specifically The Sun Also Rises. Imamura reflects on Krebs as both an archetypal and autobiographical character, explaining his connections to Hemingway as intensely personal and cathartic. Addresses Hemingway’s jilting by Agnes von Kurowsky, positing that the disassociation felt by Hemingway after the war is projected onto Krebs and revealed through the character’s overwhelming desire to remain free of constraining relationships.
Imamura, Tateo. “‘Soldier’s Home’: Another Story of a Broken Heart.” Hemingway Review 16, no. 1 (Fall 1996): 102-7.