Hemingway on Politics and Rebellion

Edited by Lauretta Conklin Frederking

© 2010 – Routledge

204 pages

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About the Book

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

About the Editor

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

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

This series explores core issues in political philosophy and social theory. Addressing theoretical subjects of both historical and contemporary relevance, the series has broad appeal across the social sciences. Contributions include new studies of major thinkers, key debates and critical concepts.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT004020
LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL010000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
POL042000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / General