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Title

Wounded Bodies and Torn Canvas: Images of Life and Death in Hemingway and Picasso

Document Type

Essay

Citation

Vejdovsky, Boris. “Wounded Bodies and Torn Canvas: Images of Life and Death in Hemingway and Picasso.” In The Seeming and the Seen: Essays in Modern Visual and Literary Culture, edited by Beverly Maeder, Jürg Schwyter, Ilona Sigrist, and Boris Vejdovsky, 319-41. Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang, 2006.

Annotation

Discusses both Picasso’s and Hemingway’s fascination with pain, brutality, and sexuality, culminating in the corrida. Mentions briefly Hemingway heroes suffering from leg traumas reminiscent of thigh wounds suffered by bullfighters: Frederic Henry of A Farewell to Arms, Robert Jordan of For Whom the Bell Tolls, and Harry of “The Snows of Kilimanjaro.” Vejdovsky writes: “Like Hemingway, Picasso concentrates on the mutilated body in pain, and like Hemingway, he combines this theme with an interrogation on masculinity, which reflects in both artists their conflicting relations with women.”

Published in

The Seeming and the Seen: Essays in Modern Visual and Literary Culture

Date

2006

Pages

319-341

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