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Title

Hemingway’s Camera Eye: The Problem of Language and an Interwar Politics of Form

Author

Zoe Trodd

Document Type

Article

Citation

Trodd, Zoe. “Hemingway’s Camera Eye: The Problem of Language and an Interwar Politics of Form.” Hemingway Review 26, no. 2 (Spring 2007): 7-21.

Annotation

Describes the damage that a variety of authors, including Hemingway, saw plaguing language’s capacity for expression in postwar times. Analyzes Hemingway’s prose style as an expression of the harm war-glorifying words have on the English language. Contends that Hemingway’s solution to the problem of abstract language was to shift from a “snapshot” perspective to a “camera-eye aesthetic,” thus imitating the multifocal scope of film. Brief references to The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, Death in the Afternoon, and others.

Published in

Hemingway Review

Volume

26

Issue

2

Date

Spring 2007

Pages

7-21

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