The Hemingway Bibliography
 

Title

"It was all there but he could not see it": What’s Dangerous about The Dangerous Summer

Document Type

Book Chapter

Citation

Eby, Carl P. and Mark Cirino, eds. Hemingway’s Spain: Imagining the Spanish World. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2016.

Annotation

Reads The Dangerous Summer as a reversal work of nostalgia in which Hemingway’s 1959 return trip to Spain only increased his professional and personal anxieties. Del Gizzo discusses the role of two psychological defense mechanisms used by the author (disavowal and displacement) to cope with fears over his mental and physical decline, celebrity status, and the changes he observed in Spain. Explores the impact of these anxieties on the content and structure of The Dangerous Summer, particularly Hemingway’s identification with the young matador, Antonio Ordóñez.

Date

2016

Pages

128-145

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