The Hemingway Bibliography
 

Title

"To Die Is Not Enough!": Hemingway and D’Annunzio

Document Type

Essay

Citation

Russo, John Paul. “‘To Die Is Not Enough!’: Hemingway and D’Annunzio.” In The Italian in Modernity, edited by Robert Casillo and John Paul Russo, 393-433. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011.

Annotation

Close reading of the Italian aspects of Across the River and into the Trees. Russo identifies Venice as the novel’s interpretive key and reads passages considering the city’s symbolism by exploring myths about Venice, particularly its feminine representation and its embodiment in Renata. Provides a biographical comparison between Hemingway and D’Annunzio, suggesting that Hemingway’s use of the Venetian motif was derived from D’Annunzio’s Il fuoco (1990). Russo pinpoints Hemingway’s fascination with the Italian hero beginning in his early stories “The Woppian Way” and “The Mercenaries.”

Published in

The Italian in Modernity

Date

2011

Pages

393-433

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