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Title

Of Rocks and Marlin: The Existentialist Agony in Camus’s The Myth of Sisyphus and Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea

Author

Dwight Eddins

Document Type

Article

Citation

Eddins, Dwight. “Of Rocks and Marlin: The Existentialist Agony in Camus’s The Myth of Sisyphus and Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea.” Hemingway Review 21, no. 1 (2001): 68-77.

Annotation

Explores the relationship between Camus’s existential philosophy and The Old Man and the Sea, comparing Santiago to Sisyphus. Characterizes each as alone and isolated in his “repetitive struggle that must end in defeat, but who refuses the escape of some ultimate religious consolation.” Gives an existentialist reading of the novella’s Christian allegory, climaxing in Santiago’s “crucifixion.”

Published in

Hemingway Review

Volume

21

Issue

1

Date

2001

Pages

68-77

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