Ernest Hemingway: A Cultural and Historical Context
Overview specifically addressing the origins of World War I, the U.S.’s reluctant entrance, the young Hemingway’s involvement, and his writings stemming from it, including In Our Time and A Farewell to Arms. Discusses Hemingway’s war correspondence for NANA during the Spanish Civil War followed by the publication of For Whom the Bell Tolls. Palladino characterizes his writing as a unique blend of autobiography and contemporary social and political contexts. Concludes with a survey of the author’s later writings and impact on subsequent writers.