The Sea Change
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 composition and publication history, along with Hemingway's varied accounts of its origins. Reads the story as a precursor to The Garden of Eden, noting similarities in plot and subject matter. Eby's explication covers topics such as fetishism, transformation, and sexual identity.