Hemingway’s Paradoxical Protagonist: Colonel Cantwell, New-World Knight and Old-World Connoisseur: A Continuing Reassessment
Character study of Cantwell from Across the River and into the Trees as Hemingway’s ingenious paradox of modern existential despair and medieval chivalric values. Seefeldt examines Cantwell’s cynical ennui about the modern world along with his numerous literary and artistic allusions to reveal his old-world sensibilities as a character.
North Dakota Quarterly
Seefeldt, Michael. “Hemingway’s Paradoxical Protagonist: Colonel Cantwell, New-World Knight and Old-World Connoisseur: A Continuing Reassessment.” North Dakota Quarterly 68, nos. 2-3 (2001): 303-16.