One True Podcast is pleased to go down to the river with James Plath, Professor of English at Illinois-Wesleyan University, to discuss one of Hemingway’s early masterpieces.
Plath discusses the many dimensions that contribute to the enduring appeal of "Big Two-Hearted River" by responding to such question as: Who is Nick Adams? What is the importance of the northern Michigan setting? How does the presence and absence of the war function in the story? And, how does the story illustrate the “Hemingway style” that made him famous. In this wide-ranging interview, Plath also makes important connections to visual artists such as Cézanne.
This episode was recorded on 3/4/2020.