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Title

The "Whine" of Jewish Manhood: Re-Reading Hemingway’s Anti-Semitism, Reimagining Robert Cohn

Author

Jeremy Kaye

Document Type

Article

Citation

Kaye, Jeremy. “The ‘Whine’ of Jewish Manhood: Re-Reading Hemingway’s Anti-Semitism, Reimagining Robert Cohn.” Hemingway Review 25, no. 2 (Spring 2006): 44-60.

Annotation

Masculinity study. Takes issue with previous characterizations of Robert Cohn as a “whiner” unable to live up to Hemingway’s concept of manhood. Contends that Cohn is the novel’s model of hyper-masculinity, arguing that Jake’s denigration of Cohn’s Jewishness results from his insecurities over his own failed performance of manhood. Concludes that Cohn’s performance exposes the nature of masculinity as a construct, and it is only after Cohn departs from the novel that Jake can articulate his own failure to live up to the white masculine ideal.

Published in

Hemingway Review

Volume

25

Issue

2

Date

Spring 2006

Pages

44-60

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