Pilgrimage Variations: Hemingway’s Sacred Landscapes
Discusses the author’s religious background and thematic preoccupation with pilgrimage. Emphasizing the anti-touristic nature of the pilgrim’s code, Stoneback cites examples of characters as pilgrims throughout Hemingway’s canon. Specifically analyzes the manifestation of the Catholic Pilgrimage of Santiago de Compostela in The Sun Also Rises and The Old Man and the Sea. Discusses other variations of the pilgrimage motif found in “The Last Good Country,” “Big Two-Hearted River,” and True at First Light.
Religion & Literature