Reclaimed Experience: Trauma Theory and Hemingway’s Lost Paris Manuscripts
Psychoanalytic trauma theory approach contending that Hemingway’s continued inclusion of the loss of his Paris manuscripts in his major posthumous works (e.g. A Moveable Feast, Islands in the Stream, The Garden of Eden, True at First Light) was therapeutic for him, thus explaining the shift from bitterness and despair in the earlier The Garden of Eden and “The Strange Country” to forgiveness in the later A Moveable Feast. Also published in Ernest Hemingway and the Geography of Memory, edited by Marr Cirino and Mark P. Ott, 18-27. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2010.