Who is the "Destructive Type"?: Re-Reading Literary Jealousy and Destruction in The Garden of Eden
Manuscript study. Amends the traditionally defined opposition between creator-David and destroyer-Catherine to include a reversal of these roles. Notes specifically David’s often ignored status as a destroyer of his own honeymoon narrative, a storyline left out of the published edition. Introduces Hemingway’s own out-of-character destruction of parts of the manuscript as a third tension, arguing that the couple reflects Hemingway’s jealous, “bisexually driven” psyche.