The War in "Big-Two Hearted River"
Questions the common critical view that the story’s subtext is about war. Josephs examines its compositional history along with Hemingway’s commentary, correspondence and other stories to suggest that writing is the “thing left out,” rather than war. Also published in Violence in Literature, edited by Stacey Peebles, 202-15. Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2014, and elsewhere.
North Dakota Quarterly
Josephs, Allen. “The War in ‘Big-Two Hearted River.’” North Dakota Quarterly 79, nos. 3-4 (Summer-Fall 2012): 9-19.