The Hemingway Bibliography
 

Title

"I Don’t Like to Write Like God": Hemingway’s Omniscient Narration

Document Type

Essay

Citation

Olson, Barbara K. “‘I Don’t Like to Write Like God:’ Hemingway’s Omniscient Narration.” In Authorial Divinity in the Twentieth Century: Omniscient Narration in Woolf, Hemingway, and Others 37-63. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 1997.

Annotation

Close reading of shifts in Hemingway’s omniscient narrative style over time, contending that changes from a distant narrator to a more emphatic and revealing one reflects Hemingway’s changing religious beliefs and increased need for consolation. Includes an examination of In Our Time, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Across the River and into the Trees, The Old Man and the Sea, “A Clean Well-Lighted Place,” and “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber.”

Published in

Authorial Divinity in the Twentieth Century: Omniscient Narration in Woolf, Hemingway, and Others

Date

1997

Pages

37-63

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