Hemingway’s Neglected Masterpiece: "Cross-Country Snow"
Lamenting the story’s lack of serious critical consideration, Daiker provides a close reading within the context of In Our Time to reveal the story’s carefully crafted structure and thematic significance. Daiker draws on unpublished manuscripts in his exploration of important Hemingway themes such as resiliency in the face of adversity and the value of friendship, concluding that the story ends with Nick optimistically headed home to face his responsibilities.
Daiker, Donald A. “Hemingway’s Neglected Masterpiece: ‘Cross-Country Snow.’” MidAmerica 41 (2014): 23-38.