Gilchrist’s Composite Personality and Story Cycle: Transforming Ernest Hemingway
Explicates the thematic and structural parallels to Hemingway In Our Time found in Gilchrist’s In the Land of Dreamy Dreams (1981). Asserts that Gilchrist’s prototypical character Rhonda shares many characteristics with Hemingway’s Nick Adams. Argues that Gilchrist’s story cycles and composite personalities work to deconstruct the Hemingway hero, especially in terms of gender relations.
The Fiction of Ellen Gilchrist