The Hemingway Bibliography
 

Title

God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen

Document Type

Book Chapter

Citation

Cirino, Mark and Susan Vandagriff, eds. Reading Hemingway's Winner Take Nothing: Glossary and Commentary. Kent, OH: Kent State UP, 2021.

Annotation

Annotates and comments, often line by line, on familiar and obscure details and allusions to the people, places, things, events, and other references found in the story. Opens with a discussion of the story's publication history, critical reception, and relationship to other stories both in and outside the collection before moving into an explication beginning with the title and closing with the story's final lines on Doctor Wilcox's failure to recognize his part in the boy's tragedy. Topics covered include Hemingway's comparison of Kansas City with Constantinople, thematic treatment of misreading and Jewishness, and lesson on empathy.

Date

2021

Pages

70-82

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