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Title

Hemingway’s "Big Two-Hearted River": Nick’s Strategy and the Psychology of Mental Control

Author

Mark Cirino

Document Type

Article

Citation

Cirino, Mark. “Hemingway’s ‘Big Two-Hearted River’: Nick’s Strategy and the Psychology of Mental Control.” Papers on Language & Literature 47, no. 2 (Spring 2011): 115-40.

Annotation

Examines Nick’s attempt at self-diagnosis and rehabilitation by replacing his unpleasant memories of the war with simple and manageable stimulation drawn from nature and camping. After analyzing Nick’s careful suppression of emotional reactions, Cirino concludes that his trauma runs too deep to heal through fishing.

Published in

Papers on Language & Literature

Volume

47

Issue

2

Date

Spring 2011

Pages

115-140

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