Life Unworthy of Life?: Masculinity, Disability, and Guilt in The Sun Also Rises
Draws on disability studies to examine the complex relationship between Jake’s identity and stereotypes connecting disability to sexual and masculine degeneration. Traces Jake’s sexual struggles considering cultural and historical beliefs about disabled men, concluding that Jake internalizes the stereotype of the sexually disabled man “who would be better off dead.”
Fore, Dana. “Life Unworthy of Life?: Masculinity, Disability, and Guilt in The Sun Also Rises.” Hemingway Review, 26, no. 2 (Spring 2007): 74-88.