Hemingway, Race, and Art: Bloodlines and the Color Line
Study of the racial consciousness challenging white privilege and socially constructed notions of racial identity that permeates Hemingway’s writings. Begins with close readings of Hemingway’s treatment of Native Americans and African Americans in several stories including “Indian Camp,” “The Doctor and the Doctor’s Wife,” “The Battler,” and “The Porter” before moving on to an examination of his complex relationship with Africa in “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber,” Green Hills of Africa, and Under Kilimanjaro. Reads Hemingway’s concern with race as a reflection of the nation’s growing anxiety in the early twentieth century over the changing racial landscape.
Dudley, Marc K. Hemingway, Race, and Art: Bloodlines and the Color Line. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2012.