The Hemingway Bibliography
 

Title

Duty Dance with Death: A Farewell to Arms and Slaughterhouse-Five

Document Type

Essay

Citation

Broer, Lawrence R. “Duty Dance with Death: A Farewell to Arms and Slaughterhouse-Five.” In New Critical Essays on Kurt Vonnegut, edited by David Simmons, 167-92. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2009.

Annotation

Acknowledging Vonnegut’s consistent criticism of Hemingway, Broer examines thematic similarities and differences between the two war narratives, arguing that they share a common focus on the mental and physical wounds caused by war and the subsequent quest to find order in a chaotic world. Laments that Vonnegut, at the time of his criticism of the ultra-masculine Hemingway persona, did not have access to the creatively and morally evolved Hemingway of the posthumous works more willing to examine his deepest anxieties, much like Vonnegut.

Published in

New Critical Essays on Kurt Vonnegut

Date

2009

Pages

167-192

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