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Title

Narrative Structure: Oedipal Logic

Author

Evelyn Cobley

Document Type

Essay

Citation

Cobley, Evelyn. “Narrative Structure: Oedipal Logic.” In Representing War: Form and Ideology in First World War Narratives, 147-81. Buffalo, NY: University of Toronto Press, 1996.

Annotation

Analyzes the unexpected mass appeal of A Farewell to Arms to post-World War I audiences, and its success in illustrating the war. Argues that it is Hemingway’s style and painstaking attention to detail that simultaneously ground and transcend the reader—all at once immersing him in war, and then enveloping him in love and peace, however ephemeral. Cobley argues that Hemingway’s work, though considered autobiographical, demonstrates artistic license at its most precise.

Published in

Representing War: Form and Ideology in First World War Narratives

Date

1996

Pages

147-181

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