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Title

Traumatizing Arcadia: Postwar Pastoral in The Sun Also Rises

Document Type

Article

Citation

Von Cannon, Michael. “Traumatizing Arcadia: Postwar Pastoral in The Sun Also Rises.” Hemingway Review 32, no. 1 (Fall 2012): 57-71.

Annotation

Discusses spatial, temporal, and pejorative variations of pastoral in World War I novels. Argues that in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (1925) and Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End (1924-28), the pastoral functions as a critique of war by effecting a retreat to the past and a hope for future progress. For Jake, however, the pastoral becomes a place to relive war experience, with the circularity of Jake’s trauma demonstrating the permanence of postwar anxiety.

Published in

Hemingway Review

Volume

32

Issue

1

Date

Fall 2012

Pages

57-71

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