The Hemingway Review blog shares information on topics relevant to Hemingway, his writings, and the study of his work. It’s a more casual, less serious space for playful pieces and personal reflections. We will consider videos, audio recordings, slide presentations, photographs, and short pieces of writing (generally 250-500 words). Reflections on teaching and discussions of popular culture are welcome. Please review the blog's submission guidelines and contact Lisa Tyler, blog editor, at email@example.com if you are interested in contributing to the blog.
The Fall 2015 cover features an untitled watercolor by Hemingway's friend, the writer and painter John Dos Passos. Members can see the image here in color!
As Don Pizer argues in his note, the painting presents a macho Hemingway rushing to aid an injured Donald Ogden Stewart at an amateur bullfight during the 1924 Pamplona fiesta.
Greg Forter’s insightful chapter on The Sun Also Rises, in his book Gender, Race, and Mourning in American Modernism, employs René Girard’s conception of sacrificial violence to suggest that bullfighting in the novel becomes “Hemingway’s fantasmatic … way of imagining a society that knows how to displace, ritualize, and thereby regulate its own violence, rather than wreaking it devastatingly on the bodies of its members” (80). As Spain sat out the World War, one might reasonably see the bullfight as prophylactic—until Spanish society’s internal violence erupted with a vengeance in the civil war of the 1930s.
Welcome to the Hemingway Review blog.
This new feature of the Society website will help integrate the Society's publications by directly connecting the Review to the website. The blog will offer teasers for each Review issue as well as materials that supplement and enrich the print version of the journal.