Fathering Under the Influence: Hemingway's Representation of His Sons in "Bimini"
Considers how alcoholism affected Hemingway's relationships with his three sons and his depictions of fatherhood, especially the "Bimini" section of Islands in the Stream. As a transplant to Jamaica, the author considers Caribbean culture in general as well as his own work in studying writing and fathers and sons as a literary subject. Focuses on passages of Thomas Hudson's incessant drinking in the novel-it's the "through-line of 'Bimini'"- including three scenes which, the author states, reflect how Hemingway's relations with his own sons were "mediated by, and distorted by" alcohol.
Trilogies as Cultural Analysis: Literary Re-imaginings of Sea Crossings, Animals, and Fathering