The Hemingway Bibliography
 

Title

Hemingway’s Readers

Author

Liesl Olson

Document Type

Essay

Citation

Olson, Liesl. “Hemingway’s Readers.” In Chicago Renaissance: Literature and Art in the Midwest Metropolis, 149-87. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2017.

Annotation

Study of Chicago’s influence on Hemingway’s developing artistic aesthetic, focusing on the cultural and social transformation in the young author because of his formative year spent in the city following his return from World War I. Discusses Hemingway’s evolving relationship with Chicago literary critic Fanny Butcher who embodied the modernist juncture between past and present. Olson covers the diversity of Hemingway’s environment, expanding literary circle, exposure to impressionism, developing conceptualization of his mainstream audience, and journalistic endeavors for the Toronto Star. And includes an examination of Hemingway’s depiction of the Midwest found in In Our Time and reliance on second-person narration in The Sun Also Rises to show how values are shaped in the modernist world and the effect such narration has on the reader.

Published in

Chicago Renaissance: Literature and Art in the Midwest Metropolis

Date

2017

Pages

149-187

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