Traces the historical development of American hunting culture and the resulting social attitudes toward the ideal American hunter. Focusing on the tension between the hunter as elite individualist and democratic everyman, Maier concludes that Hemingway was “moving toward a more sophisticated understanding of the implications of the transformation of hunting into a leisure sport.” Calls for further investigation into the cultural influence of hunting on Hemingway and his writing.
Moddelmog, Debra A. and Suzanne del Gizzo, eds. Ernest Hemingway in Context. Cambridge, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2013.