Hemingway Review Blog

The Hemingway Review blog shares information on topics relevant to Hemingway, his writings, and the study of his work. It’s a more casual, less serious space for playful pieces and personal reflections. We will consider videos, audio recordings, slide presentations, photographs, and short pieces of writing (generally 250-500 words). Reflections on teaching and discussions of popular culture are welcome. Please review the blog's submission guidelines and contact Lisa Tyler, blog editor, at lisa.tyler@sinclair.edu if you are interested in contributing to the blog. 

Steve Paul, 05/27/2016

The Hemingway legacy is long and wide, and the myths and fantasies that have grown around him are endless and often irrepressible.  The bull-fighting warrior lover. The heroic soldier. The six-toed cats. Sometimes you don’t even know where to begin when the subject turns to some debatable piece of Hemingway lore.

 

05/17/2016

The Spring 2016 issue celebrates the thirty-fifth anniversary of the Hemingway Review.  We acknowledge this milestone with a special “anniversary features” section, which includes an interview with the founding editor of the Review, Charles M. “Tod” Oliver, and a creative piece by Kirk Curnutt that imagines how Hemingway felt on his thirty-fifth birthday through a series of imaginary letters to friends and family.  Hemingway, for the first time since I am  editor , graces the cover.  In the image, he is, of course, thirty-five and looks out at us confidently from the deck of his recently acquired boat, Pilar.

Ron Berman, 03/10/2016

Ron Berman writes about "Books in the Background" of Hemingway scholarship in this new series of posts for the Hemingway Review blog.  He will tackle all kinds of books that contribute to richer understanding of the context in which Hemingway lived and wrote.  In this installment, he looks at books related to photography.

Ron Berman, 01/26/2016

Ron Berman writes about "Books in the Background" of Hemingway scholarship in this new series of posts for the Hemingway Review blog.  He will tackle all kinds of books that contribute to richer understanding of the context in which Hemingway lived and wrote.  In this installment, he looks at books related to The Great War.

Ron Berman, 12/07/2015

Ron Berman writes about "Books in the Background" of Hemingway scholarship in this new series of posts for the Hemingway Review blog.  He will tackle all kinds of books that contribute to richer understanding of the context in which Hemingway lived and wrote.  

10/28/2015

The Fall 2016 issue begins with a remarkable front cover, which features an untitled watercolor by Hemingway’s friend, the writer and painter John Dos Passos. As the note in the issue by Donald Pizer argues, the painting presents a macho Hemingway rushing to aid an injured Donald Ogden Stewart at an amateur bullfight-related spectacle during the 1924 Pamplona fiesta.  I am very pleased that Don, a scholar renowned for his work on Dos Passos and Hemingway, chose the Review to showcase this incredible find!  A larger color version of this painting will be posted on this blog.  Check back soon.

10/28/2015

The Fall 2015 cover features an untitled watercolor by Hemingway's friend, the writer and painter John Dos Passos.  Members can see the image here in color!

As Don Pizer argues in his note, the painting presents a macho Hemingway rushing to aid an injured Donald Ogden Stewart at an amateur bullfight during the 1924 Pamplona fiesta.

Alex Vernon, 10/28/2015

Greg Forter’s insightful chapter on The Sun Also Rises, in his book Gender, Race, and Mourning in American Modernism, employs René Girard’s conception of sacrificial violence to suggest that bullfighting in the novel becomes “Hemingway’s fantasmatic … way of imagining a society that knows how to displace, ritualize, and thereby regulate its own violence, rather than wreaking it devastatingly on the bodies of its members” (80). As Spain sat out the World War, one might reasonably see the bullfight as prophylactic—until Spanish society’s internal violence erupted with a vengeance in the civil war of the 1930s.

10/20/2015

Welcome to the Hemingway Review blog.  

This new feature of the Society website will help integrate the Society's publications by directly connecting the Review to the website.  The blog will offer teasers for each Review issue as well as materials that supplement and enrich the print version of the journal.