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Title

The Sun Also Rises: Mother Brett

Author

William Adair

Document Type

Article

Citation

Adair, William. “The Sun Also Rises: Mother Brett.” Journal of Narrative Theory 40, no. 2 (Summer 2010): 189-208.

Annotation

Argues for Brett’s performative role as mother-figure and analyzes the oedipal tendencies of the “boys” who surround her. Drawing on biographical information, Adair concludes that Jake is a projection of Hemingway and that the novel is a response to Hemingway’s being kicked out of the family summer home by his mother. Adair concludes: “The runaway, wounded boy longed to be a child again, and in the loving-rejecting Lady Brett, he found the mother whom he loved and lost, but never got over.”

Published in

Journal of Narrative Theory

Volume

40

Issue

2

Date

Summer 2010

Pages

189-208

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