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Title

The Loss of Romantic Love: Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises and James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room

Document Type

Essay

Citation

Vickery, John B. “The Loss of Romantic Love: Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises and James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room.” In The Prose Elegy: An Exploration of Modern American and British Fiction, 6-84. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2009.

Annotation

Examines the elegiac tone resulting from changing romantic relationships in Baldwin’s 1956 novel and The Sun Also Rises. Vickery compares how Hemingway’s Jake and Baldwin’s David cope with loss, contending that Jake’s stoicism and self-awareness help him deal more effectively. Concludes that for Hemingway, “the hero is not the individual who surmounts and conquers his critical situation. Instead he is the one who endures it without losing self-control and abandoning himself to its pathos.”

Published in

The Prose Elegy: An Exploration of Modern American and British Fiction

Date

2009

Pages

6-84

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