Hemingway on War and Peace
Psychoanalytic approach reflecting on Hemingway’s views on war and peace found in his preface to A Farewell to Arms, and introductions to Men at War: The Best War Stories of All Time and Treasury for the Free World. Nakjavani situates Hemingway’s views within intertextual, philosophical, psychological, ethical, and literary contexts. Concludes that far from the popular conception that Hemingway advocated war, his writings reveal both the criminal nature of war and the impossibility of “just” war. Includes a discussion of the writer’s battle with resisting language, a war aligning language with the unconscious and its expression with the conscious.
North Dakota Quarterly