Hemingway’s Laboratory: The Paris In Our Time
Examines the original chapters of In Our Time to show how Hemingway’s early experiments in theme and style helped shape his mature creative vision that ensured both his popular and artistic success. Opens by historically and biographically contextualizing the expatriate literary milieu in Paris and important influences on the young writer before moving into an analysis of the volume’s collective experiments with narrative mode, perspective, and rhythm. Concludes with a close reading of individual chapters, drawing on unpublished drafts to dissect and asses the evolution of each chapter in content, style, and technique. Includes an appendix categorizing and tabulating sentence structure, endnotes, and index.