The Essential Tragic Conservatism of Ernest Hemingway
Defines Hemingway’s apolitical conservatism by highlighting the dark vein of despair running throughout his work. Compares Hemingway’s tragic vision to that of Spanish writer Miguel de Unamuno and further refines Hemingway’s conservatism through a close biographical reading of his work, specifically focusing on “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place,” The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, and The Old Man and the Sea. Includes a brief account of Hemingway’s connection to the left during the Spanish civil war.
New English Review