The Hemingway Bibliography
 

Title

"A Man Can Be Destroyed but Not Defeated": Ernest Hemingway’s Near-Death Experience and Declining Health

Document Type

Essay

Citation

Dieguez, Sebastian. “‘A Man Can Be Destroyed but Not Defeated’: Ernest Hemingway’s Near-Death Experience and Declining Health.” In Neurological Disorders in Famous Artists/Part 3, edited by Julien Bogousslavsky, 174-206. London: Karger, 2010.

Annotation

Examination of Hemingway’s declining health in relation to his writing. Details the various psychological disorders that could explain some of his characteristically extreme behaviors. Dieguez also explores the impact of his World War I wounding and later hemochromatosis on his health, and in turn, on his writing. Concludes with a discussion of the therapeutic value of writing for Hemingway. Frequent, though brief, references to A Farewell to Arms, Death in the Afternoon, The Sun Also Rises, and “The Snows of Kilimanjaro.”

Published in

Neurological Disorders in Famous Artists/Part 3

Date

2010

Pages

174-206

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