Commodification in Hemingway’s Early Fiction
Surveys the role of money and meanings of value, consumerism, and the cheapening of culture throughout Hemingway’s work. Central discussion involves Death in the Afternoon and the contrast between bullfighters who perform for money versus those who aspire to art. Emphasizes several short stories about sports, money, and corruption and Hemingway’s awareness of baseball’s Black Sox scandal of 1919.
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