The Hemingway Bibliography
 

Title

The World Through Parataxis

Author

Robert Alter

Document Type

Essay

Citation

Alter, Robert. “The World Through Parataxis.” In Pen of Iron: American Prose and the King James Bible, 146-83. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2010.

Annotation

Includes stylistic analysis of The Sun Also Rises and “The Undefeated,” contending that Hemingway was greatly influenced by paratactical constructions found in the Bible. Also addresses the similar use of parataxis found in Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead (2004) and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road (2006), concluding that “something of the old dynamic stubbornly persists” as writers continue to draw on the rich stylistic resources of the Bible despite our everchanging culture.

Published in

Pen of Iron: American Prose and the King James Bible

Date

2010

Pages

146-183

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