Borges on Hemingway, Hemingway on Hemingway: Craft, Grief, and Sport
Explores the relationship between sport and art found in Green Hills of Africa to counter Borges’s claim in An Introduction to American Literature (1971) that Hemingway’s regret for devoting his energies to a life of adventure rather than intellectual pursuits led to his suicide. Maintains that for Hemingway, art and sport necessitated and mirrored one another in their emphasis on solitude and honesty, and that a life of physical activity made complete one’s intellectual endeavors.
Lewis, Robert W., ed. Hemingway in Italy and Other Essays. New York: Praeger, 1990.