The Barnes Complex: Ernest Hemingway, Djuna Barnes, The Sun Also Rises, and Nightwood
Comparison study focusing on the complicated drinking patterns of alcoholics and their partners who attempt to rescue them from their self-destructive behavior. Points to actions taken by Nora and Jake as proof that both locate their personal potency in their ability to enable and control the drinking of Robin and Brett. Suggests that readers are also implicated due to the alcoholic author’s need for readers to validate their drinking projects and warns of the destructive drinking culture that both novels publicize.
The Languages of Addiction