Ernest Hemingway in Turkey: From the Quai at Smyrna to A Farewell to Arms
Examines the influence of Hemingway’s early experience as a journalist covering the controversial Greco-Turkish conflict on his development as an author. Long argues that witnessing the fallout from the war roused Hemingway’s sympathy for civilian suffering, as illustrated through his thematic preoccupation with three interrelated motifs: difficult pregnancies, animal cruelty, and stalled motion. Explores how Hemingway’s fictional characters through the 1920s rely on detachment as a coping mechanism to deal with the trauma of war. Focuses on “Indian Camp,” interchapters from In Our Time, “On the Quai at Smyrna,” and A Farewell to Arms.