A Farewell to Arm: Amputation, Castration, and Masculinity
Psychoanalytic reading interpreting Morgan’s testicular boasting as overcompensation for his castration anxiety. Explores Hemingway’s fetishistic attraction to hair throughout the novel, looking to the author’s unusual childhood as the probable source of the fetish. Explains Marie’s excitement over Harry’s stump as a split in the author’s ego.
Knott, Toni D., ed. One Man Alone: Hemingway and “To Have and Have Not.” Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1999.