The Camera Eye and Reporter’s Conscience in Ernest Hemingway’s In Our Time and The Sun Also Rises
Analyzes the relationship between Hemingway’s journalistic background and his stories, suggesting the intersection between fact and fiction in his writing mimics the effect of the increasingly popular newsreel. Argues In Our Time must be viewed as an event during which “each segment of the text transforms” that which precedes and follows it, and reflects the struggles in flux during the early twentieth century. Explores Jake Barnes’s role as a working journalist and aspiring writer, concluding that Jake blurs fact and fiction to arrive at a more representative reality beyond the scope of the writer’s objectivity.
Different Dispatches: Journalism in American Modernist Prose