The politics of Ernest Hemingway /
by Stephen Cooper.
Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI Research Press, c1987.
x, 164 p. --
0835717992 (alk. paper)
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Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI Research Press, c1987.
0835717992 (alk. paper)
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Includes index.
Revision of thesis (Ph. D.)--University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1985.
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Bibliography: p. [155]-159.
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Appeared in Choice on 1988-01:
This study competently traces Ernest Hemingway's political views chronologically, from adolescence to the decline preceding his death. By the very limitation of its subject, the book modestly fills a small gap in the mass of Hemingway criticism; but it cannot compare to the more sophisticated treatment given this subject by such authors as Scott Donaldson in his critical biography By Force of Will: The Life and Art of Ernest Hemingway (CH, Sep '77). Perhaps the most pervasive weakness of Cooper's work is his frequent reliance on conjecture (as in his belaboring of Frederic Henry's possible reasons for enlisting in WW I). This attempt to construct a cohesive vision where none is clearly evident may grow out of the implicit equivocation of Cooper's conclusion: ``Despite all his political statements and activities, politics would always remain for Hemingway a subordinate, although often important and interesting, subject.'' Cooper may have found himself committed to a topic about which there is really very little new to say. Recommended for university libraries maintaining complete Hemingway collections.-B.H. Leeds, Central Connecticut State University
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