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Title

Melancholy Modernism: Gender and the Politics of the Mourning in The Sun Also Rises

Author

Greg Forter

Document Type

Article

Citation

Forter, Greg. “Melancholy Modernism: Gender and the Politics of the Mourning in The Sun Also Rises.” Hemingway Review 21, no. 1 (Fall 2001): 22-37.

Annotation

Reads the novel as Hemingway’s melancholic response to the crisis of masculinity in the United States at the turn of the twentieth century. Analyzes Hemingway’s struggle to relinquish his identification with two opposing forms of manhood, the sentimental and the invulnerable, arguing that the author finds resolution through the speech fetishes and ritualized behaviors of his characters. Significantly revised version published as “Redeeming Violence in The Sun Also Rises: Phallic Embodiment, Primitive Ritual, Fetishistic Melancholia” in Gender, Race, and Mourning in American Modernism, 54-95. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Published in

Hemingway Review

Volume

21

Issue

1

Date

Fall 2001

Pages

22-37

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