"Nothing Can Touch You as Long as You Work": Love and Work in Ernest Hemingway’s The Garden of Eden and For Whom the Bell Tolls
Looks at the impact of how love affects work in Hemingway’s conception of the male artist. Maxwell focuses on Bourne’s writing and Jordan’s bridge-blowing in her analysis of how their “occupations” are dependent upon and supported through human connection, most notably their relationships with Catherine, Marita, and Maria. Discusses the tension between work needs and personal relationships as well as the irony of the protagonists’ work distancing them from others.
European Journal of American Studies