"The other half is the man": The Queer Modern Triangle of Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, and Henry James
On Hemingway’s relation to James, analyzing the interlocking forces of authorial influence and sexual anxiety on Hemingway’s formative years. Haralson examines Hemingway’s life and writing in the context of Jamesian sexual identity and the price of adhering to cultural prescriptions. Discusses the relevance of sexual politics for Hemingway, his contemporaries, and a heteronormatively-biased audience, claiming Hemingway’s rejection of James and his conflation of impotence and creativity led to his identity and persona of hypermasculinity. Draws on The Torrents of Spring, The Sun Also Rises, and A Moveable Feast.
Henry James and Queer Modernity