A Farewell to Arms (Ernest Hemingway, 1929)
Guide aimed at helping students to more fully understand the complexities of World War I and Hemingway’s literary response to it. Beiriger situates the novel within its historical, biographical, and cultural contexts, providing a synopsis of the work, historical overview of the Italo-Austrian front, and reflection on why A Farwell to Arms matters. Features excerpts from related primary source materials (e.g. memoirs, diaries, articles, and reports) capturing a variety of perspectives, including those of ambulance drivers, nurses, civilians, and physicians treating shell shock victims. Concludes with a list for further reading.
World War I: A Historical Exploration of Literature