The Battle over the Battlefield: Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, and How They Saw the War They Saw
Comparison study focused on how the authors’ differing portrayals of war were shaped by both their disparate experiences with war and ideas about sexuality. Curnutt contrasts Stein’s more emotionally nuanced expression with Hemingway’s dramatic and unadorned prose, concluding that their fundamental aesthetic and personal differences resulted in a rift too wide to mend. Draws on A Moveable Feast, In Our Time, A Farewell to Arms, Death in the Afternoon, and Stein’s Geography and Plays (1922), Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1933), Wars I Have Seen (1945), and Bee Time Vine (1953).
LGBTQ Literature (Critical Insights Series)