Hemingway’s Expatriates: A Way of Looking at the World
Originally delivered as a lecture. Gordimer examines Hemingway’s influence on language, literature, and the creation of the expatriate persona in For Whom the Bell Tolls and the African short stories. Argues that the African setting of “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” and “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” is irrelevant because neither story engages, nor portrays, the Africa Gordimer, as a native, knows. Also published in Telling Times: Writing and Living, 1954-2008, 564-74. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010.