The Hemingway Bibliography
 

Title

The Sexual Impasse to Romantic Order in Hemingway’s Fiction: A Farewell to Arms, Othello, "Orpen," and the Hemingway Canon

Document Type

Book Chapter

Citation

Svoboda, Frederic J. and Joseph J. Waldemeir., eds. Up in Michigan Perspectives. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1995.

Annotation

Surveys the failure of romantic love in the Hemingway canon, from the early “The Tale of Orpen” to the posthumous The Garden of Eden manuscripts. Sylvester defines the incongruity of women’s desires for home and love and men’s desires for accomplishment and individualism as inherently contradictory. Concludes that Hemingway’s men and women must each settle for a relationship outside of the ideal order, recognizing that neither will ever have their needs fully met. Focuses primarily on A Farwell to Arms and “The Tale of Orpen.”

Date

1995

Pages

177-187

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