Hemingway’s Critique of Anti-Semitism: Semiotic Confusion in "God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen"
Contends that the story is about semiotic confusion and the consequences of misreading. Interprets the story’s anti-Semitism through its bigoted version of Christianity based on cultural stereotype. Also explains the marginalization of Doc Fischer, likely an abortion doctor, and the importance of the narrator to the story.
Studies in Short Fiction
Lamb, Robert Paul. “Hemingway’s Critique of Anti-Semitism: Semiotic Confusion in ‘God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen.’” Studies in Short Fiction 33 (1996): 25-34.