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Title

"In Those Days the Distances Were All Very Different": Alienation in Ernest Hemingway’s "God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen"

Document Type

Article

Citation

Levitzke, Shannon Whitlock. “‘In Those Days the Distances Were All Very Different’: Alienation in Ernest Hemingway’s ‘God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen.’” Hemingway Review 30, no. 1 (Fall 2010): 18-30.

Annotation

Explores the theme of universal alienation, particularly considering its comparison of Kansas City to Constantinople in its opening paragraph. Draws on early manuscripts to demonstrate that the image of the two cities, sharing only a landscape of barren hills, signifies an insurmountable, culturally produced divide between humans. It is this division, Levitzke claims, that ultimately “leaves one human unable to save another.”

Published in

Hemingway Review

Volume

30

Issue

1

Date

Fall 2010

Pages

18-30

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