Canonical Bedfellows: Ernest Hemingway and Henry James
Comparison study focusing on the reasons behind the seemingly odd pairing of Hemingway with James in graduate creative writing workshops of the cold war era. Highlights Hemingway’s influence on and appeal to students, emphasizing his strict self-discipline in both writing and lifestyle and hearty individualism. Bennett contrasts Hemingway’s stylistic contributions with James’s more theoretical offerings focused on art rather than the artist. Frequent references to Hemingway’s canon throughout.
Workshops of Empire: Stegner, Engle, and American Creative Writing during the Cold War