The Hemingway Bibliography
 

Title

"Getting Good at Doing Nothing": Faulkner, Hemingway, and the Fiction of Gesture

Document Type

Essay

Citation

Kartiganer, Donald M. “‘Getting Good at Doing Nothing’: Faulkner, Hemingway, and the Fiction of Gesture.” In Faulkner and His Contemporaries, edited by Joseph R. Urgo and Ann J. Abadie, 54-73. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2004.

Annotation

Despite stylistic differences, Kartiganer identities each author’s thematic preoccupation with the power of the empty gesture. Compares the clean, straightforward gesture employed by Hemingway in “In Another Country,” In Our Time, The Sun Also Rises, and “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” to the grand gesture seen in Faulkner’s works such as Light in August (1932) and The Sound and the Fury (1929).

Published in

Faulkner and His Contemporaries

Date

2004

Pages

54-73

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