The Hemingway Bibliography
 

Title

Crime and Sympathy

Document Type

Essay

Citation

Cassuto, Leonard. “Crime and Sympathy.” In Hard-Boiled Sentimentality: The Secret History of American Crime Stories, 24-46. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009.

Annotation

Examines the roots of “hard boiled” crime fiction, primarily focusing on Dreiser’s An American Tragedy (1925). Parallels Hemingway with Dreiser through “the way that their ‘anti-sentimentality’ contains a sentimentality which fundamentally informs their projects—and those of their literary descendants.” Looks at Hemingway’s style of anti-sentimental sentimentality in In Our Time, A Farewell to Arms, “The Killers,” and “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber.”

Published in

Hard-Boiled Sentimentality: The Secret History of American Crime Stories

Date

2009

Pages

24-46

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