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EN355 Modern & Contemporary American Fiction
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From the Abstract: Examines the treatment and portrayal of alcoholism in the novel "The Sun Also Rises," by Ernest Hemingway. Description of the joys derived from drinking by the characters in the novel; Origins of psychological reasons for the development of alcoholism in the characters; Portrayal of the result of alcohol dependence on emotionally-unstable people.
From the Abstract: Discusses allusions in Ernest Hemingway's novel 'The Sun Also Rises' to the Great War of 1924 to 1925. Hemingway's disappointment at how the novel was always misread; View of the book as a novel of implication; Memories of the pre-story past concerning the character Jake's war wounding.
From the Abstract: Not only does much of "The Sun Also Rises" take place in gossipy settings such as the cafés of the Montparnasse district or Montoya's hotel, but Jake Barnes, our newspaperman narrator, writes a gossip column. There is a certain amount of spying and eavesdropping in the story as well. This note offers a brief overview of "The Sun Also Rises" as a novel of gossip and, in the case of Jake Barnes on Robert Cohn, mean-spirited gossip at that.
This article discusses the work of Ernest Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises." Ernest Hemingway's brilliant novel "The Sun Also Rises" demonstrates that teaching can be a powerful source of learning for the teacher. The novel is all about teaching and learning. The importance of teaching and learning extends well beyond that Learning is the key to the philosophy and that it is one of the major sources of enjoyment in life. It also reveals the realization of the leading character's relationship towards its other character in the story.
From the Abstract: From its publication in 1926, readers of The Sun Also Rises have been guided- I would say misguided-by the first of the novel's two epigraphs: "'You are all a lost generation"-Gertrude Stein in conversation." But I argue that the second epigraph, three verses from Ecclesiastes, more accurately epitomizes the novel. While readers following Stein see its central characters as "a handful of. . . disillusioned and degenerating expatriates," Solomon's words suggest that within the flux of experience there are comprehensible patterns that can guide human behavior. Jake Barnes's recognition of these patterns enables him to evolve a practical definition of morality and a working philosophy of life. Jake is in no sense lost.
From the abstract: For decades, Jake Barnes' narration of "The Sun Also Rises" has effectively obscured the intricacies of Brett Ashley's character. By acknowledging Jake's narrative bias, and moving beyond it and the volumes of critical commentary that it has inspired, readers can begin to appreciate Brett as a complex character. Freed from the limits Jake's narration imposes, a reexamination of Brett and her role in Jake's life shows that she stands as one of Hemingway's most developed female personae, a woman eminently worthy of Jake's fascination, as well as our own.