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Title

"Bitched": Feminization, Identity, and the Hemingwayesque in The Sun Also Rises

Document Type

Article

Citation

Onderdonk, Todd. “‘Bitched’: Feminization, Identity, and the Hemingwayesque in The Sun Also Rises.” Twentieth-Century Literature 52, no. 1 (Spring 2006): 61-91.

Annotation

Focusing on gender and identity, Onderdonk views the loss of masculine autonomy as central to The Sun Also Rises and suggests the necessity of the condition for serious literary performance. Opens by discussing gender-based cultural pressures of authorship during the modernist period, concluding that for Hemingway, “feminization can enable only the special artist, the Hemingwayesque artist, who alone is able to wrest truth and literary meaning from his humiliation.” Argues that Jake’s endurance and mastery of his feminization differentiates him from others as one of the novel’s few real men.

Published in

Twentieth-Century Literature

Volume

52

Issue

1

Date

Spring 2006

Pages

61-91

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