The Sun Also Rises: Authoritative Text, Backgrounds and Contexts, Criticism
Freshly annotated critical edition of Hemingway's modern classic. Thurston's introduction surveys the novel's origins and composition history and assesses those elements that have rendered it essential reading since publication, including its position within modernity and stylistic achievement. "Background and Contexts" features biographical excerpts from Sylvia Beach and Harold Loeb along with correspondence with F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, and Maxwell Perkins. The "Criticism" section reprints contemporaneous reviews, excerpts from early criticism, and ten more recent essays by such noted scholars as Philip Young, Linda Wagner-Martin, Scott Donaldson, and Debra A. Moddelmog, covering themes of gender, sexuality, and antisemitism among others. Concludes with a chronology and selected bibliography.