"Across the river and into the trees, I thought": Hemingway’s Impact on Alex La Guma
Influence study on Hemingway’s stylistic, thematic, and political impact on the works of La Guma, South African writer and pro-Soviet political activist. Field traces strains of For Whom the Bell Tolls, Death in the Afternoon, and Across the River and into the Trees in La Guma’s A Soviet Journey (1978) and Time of the Butcherbird (1979), concluding that Hemingway’s modernist mode of representation was sufficiently realist “to be unconditionally accommodated within the Soviet aesthetic of the 1970s.”
Holcomb, Gary Edward and Charles Scruggs, eds. Hemingway and the Black Renaissance. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2012.