The Hemingway Bibliography
 

Title

Chapter I of In Our Time: Origins, Omissions, and Arrangement

Document Type

Article

Citation

Robinson, Daniel. "Chapter I of In Our Time: Origins, Omissions, and Arrangement." The Hemingway Review 40, no. 1 (Fall 2020): 69-80.

Annotation

Chapter I of In Our Time, while only 112 words in length, is deceptively complex in its presentation as well as in its depth of emotion. The story is, like others in the collection, a story of war's effects upon the psyches of individuals caught within its patriotic jingoism and destructive violence. In the story, Ernest Hemingway explores what has come to be called post-traumatic stress disorder through the shocked sensibilities of a French soldier dealing with his memories of the 1915 Second Battle of Champagne. Through his use of the ice-berg theory of omission and a particularized arrangement of sentences, Hemingway presents the cauterized emotions of his narrator.

Published in

The Hemingway Review

Volume

40

Issue

1

Date

Fall 2020

Pages

69-80

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