The Hemingway Bibliography
 

Title

Tracking the Elephant: David’s African Childhood in Hemingway’s The Garden of Eden

Document Type

Book Chapter

Citation

Mandel, Miriam B., ed. Hemingway and Africa. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2011.

Annotation

Opens with an exploration of literary sources for Hemingway’s elephant hunt episode. Focuses on the intersecting motifs of empathy and childhood within both the novel and the elephant story to illuminate David’s capacity for feeling and the dynamics of his relationship with Catherine. Concludes that the elephant story is about “empathy and the role of empathy in the writing process.”

Published in

Hemingway and Africa

Date

2011

Pages

176-198

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