The Hemingway Bibliography
 

Title

"Very Sad but Very Fine": Death in the Afternoon’s Imagist Interpretation of the Bullfight-Text

Document Type

Book Chapter

Citation

Mandel, Miriam B., ed. A Companion to Ernest Hemingway’s “Death in the Afternoon.” Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2004.

Annotation

Discusses bullfighting as a symbolic art form representing societal relations, shifting gender roles, and national identity. Reads Death in the Afternoon as an explanatory defense of the complexities of both bullfighting and Hemingway’s iceberg style. Concludes with discussions of the thematic significance of chapter twenty to the entire narrative, Hemingway’s theory of writing, and preeminence in the modernist tradition.

Date

2004

Pages

143-164

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