Hemingway, His Contemporaries, and the South Carolina Corps of Cadets: Exploring Veterans’ Inner World
Explains her intertextual approach to teaching modern American fiction within the military environment of the Citadel. Maxwell draws on Hemingway’s portraits of veterans’ experiences as a lens for reading the modernist concerns of identity and otherness in Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (1925) and other works. Uses “Soldier’s Home,” “Now I Lay Me,” “A Way You’ll Never Be,” “In Another Country,” and “Big Two-Hearted River” to demonstrate how Word War I shaped modernist constructions of identity.
Fruscione, Joseph, ed. Teaching Hemingway and Modernism. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2015.