The Hemingway Bibliography
 

Title

Trauma and the Structure of Social Norms: Literature and Theory Between the Wars

Author

James Dawes

Document Type

Essay

Citation

Dawes, James. “Trauma and the Structure of Social Norms: Literature and Theory Between the Wars.” In The Language of War: Literature and Culture in the U.S. From the Civil War Through World War II, 131-156. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2002.

Annotation

Opens with an exploration of how the literary grotesque for post-World War I authors became a means of characterizing war, arguing that for Hemingway the grotesque signified degeneration. Analyzes how the author uses the grotesque in For Whom the Bell Tolls to violate conventional boundaries, like the division between human and animal, to define what it means to love and be human, especially in time of great conflict.

Published in

The Language of War: Literature and Culture in the U.S. From the Civil War Through World War II

Date

2002

Pages

131-156

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