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Title

A Circuit of Ordeals: Nostalgia and the Romance of Hardship in Graham Greene’s Journey without Maps and Ernest Hemingway’s Green Hills of Africa

Document Type

Article

Citation

Wittman, Emily O. “A Circuit of Ordeals: Nostalgia and the Romance of Hardship in Graham Greene’s Journey without Maps and Ernest Hemingway’s Green Hills of Africa.” Prose Studies: History, Theory, Criticism 33, no. 1 (Apr. 2011): 44-61.

Annotation

Detailed comparison study focusing on similarities in form, content, and plot in each author’s account of interwar travel in Africa. Analyzing how each draws on and extends the conventions of travel writing, Wittman discusses their autobiographical tone, views on primitivism, and one-dimensional depictions of indigenous Africans. Concludes that both authors nostalgically “lament the lost world Africa represents as well as the changing Africa that they are leaving.”

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Prose Studies: History, Theory, Criticism

Volume

33

Issue

1

Date

2011

Pages

44-61

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