In Defense of Hemingway’s Young Nick Adams: "Everything Was Gone to Hell Inside of Me"
Defends against criticism of Nick as immature and unkind through a close reading of both “The End of Something” and “The Three-Day Blow.” Interpreting Nick’s treatment of Marjorie considering Nick’s own emotional turmoil, Daiker characterizes his behavior as honest and respectful. Daiker also addresses Bill’s supposed influence on the breakup and Marjorie’s response signaling the start of her recovery. Closes with a discussion of Hemingway’s influence on Raymond Carver’s “What We Talk about When We Talk about Love.”
Texas Studies in Literature and Language