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Title

Why Didn’t Hemingway Mention This Crater?

Document Type

Article

Citation

Cushman, Stephen. “Why Didn’t Hemingway Mention This Crater?” Southwest Review 94, no. 4 (2009): 462-77.

Annotation

Aims to explain Hemingway’s omission of the Ngorongoro Crater from Green Hills of Africa, comparing such an omission to visiting Niagara Falls, New York and leaving out Niagara Falls. Argues that Hemingway was not after geographical comprehensiveness “but rather the transformation of northern and central Tanganyika into an eroticized paradise of pursuit and procession.” Suggests that by reinventing Africa, Hemingway could escape from an old and used up America. Frequently references Pauline Hemingway’s unpublished journal covering the safari.

Published in

Southwest Review

Volume

94

Issue

4

Date

2009

Pages

462-477

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