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Title

The French Connection: Some Visual and Literary Sources for the French Connection in Hemingway’s "The Light of the World"

Author

Bryan Giemza

Document Type

Article

Citation

Giemza, Bryan. “The French Connection: Some Visual and Literary Sources for the French Connection in Hemingway’s ‘The Light of the World.’” Hemingway Review 30, no. 1 (Fall 2010): 83-102.

Annotation

Analyzes Guy de Maupassant’s “La Maison Tellier,” Émile Zola's Nana (1880), and Charles Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal (1857) as literary sources for Hemingway’s characterization of prostitutes, and the works of Édouard Manet and Henri Gervex as visual inspirations. Giemza also explores a possible connection with William Holman Hunt’s painting of the same title, although Hemingway denied its influence. Giemza concludes that these allusions indicate an underlying tribute to the French art and culture that Hemingway so admired.

Published in

Hemingway Review

Volume

30

Issue

1

Date

Fall 2010

Pages

83-102

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