Joseph M. Flora on "The Battler"

Join us as we talk with esteemed scholar Joe Flora about "The Battler," Hemingway's classic Nick Adams story from In Our Time.

Flora, who is the author of the canonical Hemingway's Nick Adams and Ernest Hemingway: A Study of the Short Fiction and Past-President of the Hemingway Society, takes us into the Michigan woods to explore this compelling story about young Nick's encounter with a former prizefighter and his companion.  Along the way, we discuss Hemingway's craft, his treatment of race, boxing culture, mental illness, and the coronavirus pandemic.

This episode was recorded on March 25th, 2020.