Dating the Narration of Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms: San Siro
Manuscript study dating Frederic Henry’s retrospective narrative. Relying on the historical placement of Babe Ruth, the racetrack at San Siro, and the horse named Light for Me, Mandel argues that at least five years have passed between the novel’s action and the narrative, providing insight into Frederic’s emotional state and reliability as a narrator.
Mandel, Miriam B. “Dating the Narration of Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms: San Siro.” Hemingway Review 35, no. 1 (Fall 2015): 53-62.