The Critics and Hemingway, 1924-2014: Shaping an American Literary Icon
Thorough synthesis of Hemingway’s critical reputation from its earliest beginnings in the 1920s to the present. Drawing on commentary from academia and the popular press, Mazzeno pays as much attention to the critics as he does to Hemingway, exposing their biased collaboration “in creating and sustaining his reputation as a literary and cultural icon.” Mazzeno primarily reviews the history of Hemingway’s reputation chronologically, examining important developments and trends in the field, as he describes shifts in the author’s reputation and explains the cultural and social influences behind it. Geared to scholars, students, and the general reader. Helpful index.