The Hemingway Short Story: A Study in Craft for Writers and Readers
Close reading of five representative short stories such as “Indian Camp,” “Soldier’s Home,” and “A Canary for One” that analyzes Hemingway’s artistic technique and methods of construction. His study of “Big Two-Hearted River,” for example, focuses on the nature of reading and writing, interpreting the story as a metafiction concerning the writing of stories. And his examination of “God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen” analyzes the story in relation to semiotic confusion and the consequences of misreading. Lamb’s examination of Hemingway’s conscious, creative craft complements his cultural studies approach and situates the short story within its own distinct genre.