More than a Period Piece: Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls as a Reflection of the Spanish Civil War
Argues against famed critic Harold Bloom’s judgment of the novel’s failure to transcend time and place, pointing to its insights on human experience and the human condition as still relevant for modern readers. Robinson focuses on key passages to illustrate Hemingway’s thematic engagement with universal matters such as civil war, sacrifice, betrayal, and reconciliation.
English Academy Review
Robinson, David. “More than a Period Piece: Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls as a Reflection of the Spanish Civil War.” English Academy Review 32, no. 2 (2015): 88-100.