Hemingway in Place: The Aging Warrior in Across the River and into the Trees
Examines how the topography of Venice and vicinity become "central character and major theme" of Across the River and into the Trees. Suggests that Colonel Cantwell's character is constantly revealed through his deep understanding and relation, both sensory and historically, to the terrain through which he moves. Explores the notion of Renata as metaphor: "She is the Colonel talking to himself and in the process reliving-or reinventing-the past." Touches on ideas of place from other writers, such as Stephen Greenblatt and Martin Heidegger, and draws on numerous critical studies of the novel.
Transatlantic Currents: Essays in Honor of David E. Nye