A Farewell to Arms: Modern Response, Naturalistic Fate
On Frederic and Catherine’s failure to create meaning in their meaningless world. Based largely on traditional Christian concepts, their order fails to fill the void because it lacks a spiritual afterlife and the means for regeneration. Discusses the novel’s contrast between the spiritual realm and the biological world.
American Literary Naturalism and Its Twentieth-Century Transformations: Frank Norris, Ernest Hemingway, Don DeLillo