"A Divine Gesture": Hemingway’s Complex Parody of the Modern
Seeks to clarify the form and meaning of the 1921 experimental fable, identifying Hemingway’s primary influences as the Dadaists and cubists. Though employing modernist techniques, ultimately “A Divine Gesture” features young Hemingway wrestling with modernism, both artistically and socially, and creating an outlet to express his growing weariness with Sherwood Anderson.
Ryan, Dennis. “‘A Divine Gesture’: Hemingway’s Complex Parody of the Modern.” Hemingway Review 16, no. 1 (Fall 1996): 1-17.