Hemingway’s Redemptive Waters of Lago Maggiore
Examines water as a crucial metaphor in Hemingway’s canon, which employs Joycean cycles of birth and death, spirit and flesh, and male and female. Gajdusek explores the synthesis of these oppositions in In Our Time. He then goes on to describe water’s similar function in Hemingway’s major novels, paying special attention to Frederic and Catherine’s paradoxical lifesaving flight toward birth and death in A Farewell to Arms.
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