We Have Very Primitive Emotions': Cognitive Biases and Environmental Crises in Hemingway's Green Hills of Africa
In the face of convincing scholarly agreement that Hemingway presents a divided self in Green Hills of Africa-Hemingway Library Edition-one who both cherishes nature and exploits it-Juraszek argues that cognitive dissonance is a way to understand the dichotomies at work in the text. Eight decades before the daily human concerns over "climate change" and loss of biodiversity, Juraszek finds Hemingway struggling with the "emotional and intellectual predicament arising from his implication in despoiling Africa." He plumbs psychology (cognitive biases) and ecocritical studies to analyze how Hemingway presents in the book and elsewhere his self-image, behaviors, observations, and encounters with Africa's people, animals, and natural landscape.
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