1st Edition

Hemingway on Politics and Rebellion

ISBN 9781138833296
Published July 16, 2015 by Routledge
204 Pages

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Book Description

Hemingway has been labeled a ‘communist sympathizer,’ ‘elitist’, and a ‘rugged individualist.’ This volume embraces the complexity of political advocacy in Hemingway’s novels and short stories. Hemingway’s characters physically, intellectually and spiritually become part of resisting current conditions and affirm the value of resistance, even destruction, regardless of political outcome. Much more than political nihilism, rebellion allows man to realize the potentialities of his greatness as a leader, the realities of his solidarity as a comrade, and the simple sensations of everyday living. Hemingway draws new perspectives on the meaning of politics in our own lives at the same time as his writings affirm boundaries of political thought and literary theory for explaining many of the themes we study.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction  1. The Rebel: Hemingway and the Struggle Against Politics  Lauretta Conklin Frederking  Part II: Hemingway in Liberal Times  2. Hemingway on Being in Our Time  Catherine Zuckert  3. Hemingway, Hopelessness, and Liberalism  William Curtis  Part III: The Politics of Morality, Manliness, and God  4. Ethics Without Theodicy in Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms  Sayres Rudy  5. Manly Assertion  Harvey Mansfield  6. Hemingway, Religion, and Masculine Virtue  Joseph Prud’homme  Part IV: The Impossibility of Politics  7. Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls: Rebellion and the Meaning of Politics in the Spanish Civil War  Kerstin Hamann  8."The Revolutionist"  David Winston Conklin  9. To Have and Have Not: Hemingway Through the Lens of Theodor Adorno  Lauretta Conklin Frederking

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Lauretta Conklin Frederking is Associate Professor at the University of Portland.