The Hemingway Bibliography
 

Title

Ernest Hemingway and the Mirror of Manhood: Fetishism, Transvestism, Homeovestism, and Perverse Méconnaissance

Author

Carl P. Eby

Document Type

Article

Citation

Eby, Carl P. “Ernest Hemingway and the Mirror of Manhood: Fetishism, Transvestism, Homeovestism, and Perverse Méconnaissance.” Arizona Quarterly 54, no. 3 (Autumn 1998): 27-68.

Annotation

Analysis of Hemingway’s divided sexuality, drawing on the author’s personal letters, published and unpublished works, and theories of psychosexual transgression. Reads David Bourne of The Garden of Eden as possessing a “rift in his sense of gender identity and in the basic structure of his ego,” relating his struggles to Hemingway’s. Argues Catherine Bourne is a resurrection of Catherine Barkley of A Farewell to Arms, with both representing “the split-off feminine half of Hemingway’s ego.” Explores various confusions of self in mirror reflections throughout Hemingway’s canon, arguing that the author identified transvestically with the phallic woman and homeovestically with his father. Concludes that Hemingway serves as a model of manhood because of the courageous record he left of his constructed masculinity and femininity.

Published in

Arizona Quarterly

Volume

54

Issue

3

Date

1998

Pages

27-68

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