Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms: A Documentary Volume (Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 308)
Comprehensive reference guide covering the novel’s genesis in World War I, composition, publication, reception, and critical reputation. Oliver situates the novel within its biographical, historical, and cultural contexts through a careful selection of reprinted excerpts from contemporary reviews and articles, biographies, and literary criticism by such well-known Hemingway scholars as Michael S. Reynolds, Robert W. Lewis, and Carlos Baker. Discusses the novel’s narrative style, major themes such as love, war, and the hero figure, and cultural impact through stage, movie, and radio adaptations. Features black-and-white photographs, maps, and numerous facsimiles. Includes a list of Hemingway’s publications and critical bibliography on works about the author and novel. Geared to students, teachers, researchers, and the reading public.