Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Testimony of trauma: Ernest Hemingway's narrative progression in “Across the River and Into the Trees”
by Robinson, Kathleen K., Ph.D., University of South Florida, 2010, 237; 3424384
Abstract (Summary)

Specifically, the study of the progression focuses on examining Hemingway’s Across the River and into the Trees for evidence of traumas’ effects on Hemingway’s development of narrative structure. Throughout his career, Hemingway pinpoints the importance of witnessing and experiencing war on a writer. I endeavor to demonstrate—in detail, achieved by close reading, and with solid evidence—how the imbrication of trauma in Across the River and into the Trees represents a vital moment in Hemingway’s progression as a writer. My assertion, a new calculus of subjectivity and objectivity appearing in the narrative structure via the protagonist, viably counters previous critical dismissal of this text and offers new horizons for studies of form and content in Hemingway’s writing.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Sipiora, Philip
School: University of South Florida
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: DAI-A 71/10, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: American literature, Rhetoric
Keywords: Abject, Across the River and Into the Trees, Hemingway, Ernest, Narrative progression, Objectivity, Point of view, Structure, Subjectivity, Trauma
Publication Number: 3424384
ISBN: 9781124238012
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