The Hemingway Bibliography
 

Title

Teaching A Farewell to Arms at the US Air Force Academy

Document Type

Book Chapter

Citation

Tyler, Lisa, ed. Teaching Hemingway’s “A Farewell to Arms.” Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2008.

Annotation

Discusses the challenges of teaching the novel’s untraditional thematic treatment of intimacy, war, and patriotism to conservative military cadets. Outlines their method for approaching the text through three distinct concepts of distance: geographical, chronological, and narrative. While the first two provide contextualization, the latter draws on the rhetorical theories of Wayne Booth’s The Rhetoric of Fiction (1961) to help students distinguish between author, narrator, and character. Concludes that this approach builds student research skills and empathy.

Date

2008

Pages

113-131

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