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Title

Rabbit Stew and Blowing Dorothy’s Bridges: Love, Aggression, and Fetishism in For Whom the Bell Tolls

Author

Carl P. Eby

Document Type

Article

Citation

Eby, Carl P. “Rabbit Stew and Blowing Dorothy’s Bridges: Love, Aggression, and Fetishism in For Whom the Bell Tolls.” Twentieth Century Literature 44, no. 2 (1998): 204-18.

Annotation

Psychoanalytic approach hypothesizing that Jordan and Maria’s relationship is indicative of Hemingway’s own repressed aggression and displacement of his “castration panic” onto the fetishized “castrated/phallic female,” Maria. Cites Maria’s nickname, conejo, as connoting both “hare” and “hair,” connecting the novel’s repeated references to rabbits with the perverse sexuality between Maria and Jordan.

Published in

Twentieth Century Literature

Volume

44

Issue

2

Date

1998

Pages

204-218

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