The Landscape of Disaster: Hemingway, Porter, and the Soundings of Indigenous Silence
Comparison study identifying Hemingway as a southern writer despite critical reluctance to envision him as such. Examines how each author submerges personal wounding and cultural trauma in their writings about place, specifically focusing on the intersection of Indians and modernism. Concludes that Hemingway’s experiments with indigeneity, though sometimes demonstrating settler colonial impulses, also acknowledge the presence of Indians through their decipherable silence. Discusses “Indian Camp,” “Ten Indians,” “Big Two-Hearted River,” “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber,” To Have and Have Not, and Porter’s “Pale Horse, Pale Rider,” among others.
Texas Studies in Literature and Language