The Hemingway Bibliography
 

Title

Copycats

Document Type

Essay

Citation

Szalay, Michael. “Copycats.” In Hip Figures: A Literary History of the Democratic Party, 79-112. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2012.

Annotation

On the importance of hip subculture to the Democratic Party. Szalay argues that novelists like Hemingway were the most important political strategists of their time. Reads Chandler Brossard’s novel on the Greenwich Village’s hipster scene, Who Walk in Darkness (1952), as a rewrite of Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises to argue that changes in “production and attribution of value to commodities ... helped forge the interracial coalition that returned the Democrats to power in 1960” with the election of John F. Kennedy, who played on the popular perception that he was hip.

Published in

Hip Figures: A Literary History of the Democratic Party

Date

2012

Pages

79-112

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