The Hemingway Bibliography
 

Title

The Facts Behind the Fiction: The 1950 American League Pennant Race and The Old Man and the Sea

Document Type

Book Chapter

Citation

Hurley, C. Harold, ed. Hemingway’s Debt to Baseball in “The Old Man and the Sea”: A Collection of Critical Readings. New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 1992.

Annotation

Detailed study of the factual events of the 1950 baseball season, relating the public pennant race to Santiago’s private and heroic struggle with the marlin and sharks. Hurley writes: “Against the games of baseball’s ‘September Stretch’ Santiago’s ordeal at sea achieves temporal and thematic synchronism with the larger order of a sport whose contests seem to many a paradigm of the human condition.”

Date

1992

Pages

77-93

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