The Politics of Textual Integrity: Ayn Rand, Gertrude Stein, and Ernest Hemingway
Looks at the impact of the economic politics of the 1930s on modernism and modernism’s impact on the state. Drawing an analogy between human and artistic forms, Szalay studies wounded characters such as Harry of “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” Morgan of To Have and Have Not, and others to show the relationship between the body and personal and textual identity. Discusses the author’s obsession with preserving the textual integrity of his published works, treatment of New Deal economics in To Have and Have Not, and that novel’s complex narrative voice.
New Deal Modernism: American Literature and the Invention of the Welfare State