In Our Time, Out of Season
Explores syntactic parallels between the stories and vignettes of In Our Time, uncovering the theme of dislocation (temporal, physical) in the world following World War I. Posits that while characters struggle with the relevance of codes of conduct in a chaotic world, the novel’s closing with “Big Two-Hearted River” suggests redemption with its potential for regeneration and peace.
Donaldson, Scott, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Hemingway. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.