The Hemingway Bibliography
 

Title

A Natural History of the Dead

Author

Ryan Hediger

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 composition history, genre-defying characteristics, and relation to posthumanism before moving into an explication beginning with the satiric first lines echoing the style of naturalist writing. Topics include Hemingway's use of understatement and dramatic contrast and parody of natural history conventions.

Date

2021

Pages

186-205

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