Recurrence in Hemingway and Cézanne
Influence study exploring the presence of Cézanne in Hemingway’s work. Berman addresses motifs such as curving roads, which both the author and the painter employ to show the movement from known to unknown. Draws on passages from Hemingway’s fiction, particularly “The Three-Day Blow,” “The Battler,” and The Sun Also Rises, and an interview with Cézanne to conclude that while the artists rely on recasting empirical images to construct meaning, both acknowledge the ultimate inability of art to fully depict reality.
Berman, Ron. “Recurrence in Hemingway and Cézanne.” Hemingway Review 23, no. 2 (Spring 2004): 21-36.