The Hemingway Bibliography
 

Title

The Ritualization of Death and Rebirth: The Reconstruction of Frederic Henry

Document Type

Book Chapter

Citation

Lewis, Robert W., ed. Hemingway in Italy and Other Essays. New York: Praeger, 1990.

Annotation

Close reading of chapter nine of A Farewell to Arms, focusing thematically on the cyclical nature of life and the symbolic imagery of death, rebirth, and religion. Compares Frederic to the classic mythical hero on a journey of psychological rebirth through wounding. Notes similarities with “Indian Camp.”

Date

1990

Pages

133-142

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