Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)
Examines the view of Spain that emerges through Hemingway’s autobiographical writings (Death in the Afternoon, The Sun Also Rises, and For Whom the Bell Tolls) in contrast to his biographers’ perspectives. Opens with a discussion of Hemingway’s blurring of gender binaries in his works and a brief overview of the major biographical studies before narrowing to the work of Carlos Baker (1969), Kenneth Lynn (1987), and James R. Mellow (1992). Focuses on primitivism, bullfighting, and the Spanish Civil War in his examination of Spain as a spatial metaphor capable of relieving the rootlessness of the modern world.
Writers of the Spanish Civil War: The Testimony of their Auto/Biographies