Hemingway in Action: A Dos Passos Painting from the 1924 Pamplona Fiesta
Recalls the 1924 Fiesta de San Fermín, which Hemingway attended with a group of his American expatriate friends, including writers John Dos Passos and Donald Ogden Stewart. Looks at the festival through Dos Passos’s account in The Best of Times (1966), specifically analyzing his watercolor rendering of Stewart’s amateur bullfighting injury. Concludes that the painting is a satiric take on the mock heroism of the fiesta and Hemingway.
Pizer, Donald. “Hemingway in Action: A Dos Passos Painting from the 1924 Pamplona Fiesta.” Hemingway Review 35, no. 1 (Fall 2015): 97-101.