Understanding Hemingway’s Multiple Voices of War: A Rhetorical Study
Clarifies Hemingway’s complicated and conflicted views on war, correcting the popular perception that the author possessed overtly warmongering convictions. Meredith examines the difference between Hemingway’s actual war experiences and those fictionalized in his works. Draws on A Farewell to Arms and Across the River and into the Trees to exemplify the range in Hemingway’s approach to writing about war. Concludes that though the author may not have captured conflict perfectly, his accuracy in treating individual war trauma is unparalleled.
War and Words: Horror and Heroism in the Literature of Warfare
Meredith, James H. “Understanding Hemingway’s Multiple Voices of War: A Rhetorical Study.” In War and Words: Horror and Heroism in the Literature of Warfare, edited by Sara Munson Deats, Lagretta Tallent Lenker, and Merry G. Perry, 197-212. Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2004.