"Glow-in-the-Dark Authors": Hemingway’s Celebrity and Legacy in Under Kilimanjaro
Argues that in his posthumously published text Hemingway parallels his anxiety over the commodification of his authorial image to the increasingly touristic safari industry. Del Gizzo explains that both areas were losing true authenticity, with the writer becoming celebrity and travel becoming tourism. Compares Hemingway’s distaste for commodification to Daniel Boorstin’s cultural study The Image (1962), with both writers understanding risk and discomfort as crucial to real experience. Concludes that while Hemingway still maintains his public persona in Under Kilimanjaro, he tries to express a separate and authentic identity.