The Hemingway Bibliography
 

Title

The Fashion of Machismo

Document Type

Book Chapter

Citation

Wagner-Martin, Linda, ed. A Historical Guide to Ernest Hemingway. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Annotation

Discusses how changes in Hemingway’s clothing style reflected his conscious construction of his masculine persona. Elkins analyzes the calculated underdressing of machismo fashion, primarily characterized by military-style clothing and facial hair, and explains its significance for twentieth-century men seeking to reestablish patriarchal dominance. Elkins concludes that Hemingway’s fashion helped him to achieve his immense popularity and that his personal style continues to appeal to Americans. Briefly discusses fashion in The Garden of Eden.

Date

2000

Pages

93-115

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