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Title

A Better Source for Harry's Gangrene: Medical Literature and "The Snows of Kilimanjaro"

Author

Russ Pottle

Document Type

Article

Citation

Pottle, Russ. "A Better Source for Harry's Gangrene: Medical Literature and 'The Snows of Kilimanjaro.'" The Hemingway Review 40, no. 1 (Fall 2020): 87-92.

Annotation

Scholarship shows that Hemingway translated some of what he read in the Journal of American Medical Association during the spring of 1919 into fiction written across the 1920s. Roger Pearson hypothesized that this JAMA reading also provided source material for descriptions of the writer Harry's gangrene in "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," written in 1936. However, textual analysis shows that Hemingway used other medical literature in composing the story. This finding further illuminates Hemingway's use of source materials in writing "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," and it offers an opportunity to reassess Harry's behavior in the story.

Published in

The Hemingway Review

Volume

40

Issue

1

Date

Fall 2020

Pages

87-92

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