The Hemingway Bibliography
 

Title

Antithetical Icons? Willa Cather, Ernest Hemingway, and the First World War

Author

Steven Trout

Document Type

Article

Citation

Trout, Steven. “Antithetical Icons? Willa Cather, Ernest Hemingway, and the First World War.” Cather Studies 7, no. 1 (2007): 269-87.

Annotation

Acknowledging Hemingway’s limited relationship with Cather, Trout contends that an examination of In Our Time with The Professor’s House (1925) provides a richer understanding of the effects of World War I on American literature of the 1920s. Analyzes how each applies the theory of omission to emphasize the monstrousness of World War I. Calls for a more thorough comparison of the authors beyond these two novels, pointing out that “both writers periodically acknowledge the same existential dilemma: how to live in a world without absolute meaning, a world broken in two.”

Published in

Cather Studies

Volume

7

Issue

1

Date

2007

Pages

269-287

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