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Title

Cultural Imperialism, Afro-Cuban Religion, and Santiago’s Failure in Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea

Document Type

Article

Citation

Melling, Philip. “Cultural Imperialism, Afro-Cuban Religion, and Santiago’s Failure in Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea.” Hemingway Review 26, no. 1 (Fall 2006): 6-24.

Annotation

Argues that in the novella “the quest for human perfectibility in baseball is not transferable to the spiritual landscape of the Caribbean.” Discusses Santiago’s resistance to the influence of Afro-Cuban religions in favor of imperial faiths and American popular culture deities like Joe DiMaggio. Reads Santiago’s failure to preserve the cultural integrity of Cuban life as a product of the American government’s manipulation of mass culture to fight communism.

Published in

Hemingway Review

Volume

26

Issue

1

Date

Fall 2006

Pages

6-24

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