The Politics of "The Snows of Kilimanjaro"
Biographical approach connecting Hemingway’s ambivalent feelings regarding the corrupting and oppressing power of wealth to Harry’s recognition of his complicity in the destruction of his talent. Notes briefly that Hemingway’s attitudes toward the wealthy expressed in To Have and Have Not are reminiscent of those found in the earlier “The Snows of Kilimanjaro.” Details the author’s financial dependence on Pauline’s rich Uncle Gus while at the same time railing against the wealthy and siding with the political left.
Value and Vision in American Literature: Literary Essays in Honor of Ray Lewis White
Kinnamon, Keneth. “The Politics of ‘The Snows of Kilimanjaro.’” In Value and Vision in American Literature: Literary Essays in Honor of Ray Lewis White, edited by Joseph Candido and Charles H. Adams, 15-31. Athens: Ohio University Press, 1999.