Appropriating Hemingway

Using Him as a Fictional Character


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About the Book

In more than 30 novels, several short stories, graphic novels, movies, plays and poems, Ernest Hemingway has been introduced or “appropriated” as an important fictional character. This book is an inquiry into that phenomenon from various perspectives—including that of fan fiction—and deals with such questions as what, if anything, this biographical fiction adds to the dialogue about America’s best known and most talked about writer.

About the Author(s)

Ron McFarland, the author of more than 20 books, is a professor of English at the University of Idaho.

Bibliographic Details

Ron McFarland
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 280
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2015
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7977-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1826-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Preface 1
One—Appropriating Ernest Hemingway 7
Two—Young Hemingstein 30
Three—Hemingway Makes the Twenties Roar 49
Four—Hemingway and the Threatening Thirties 76
Five—Ernest Hemingway: Our Man in Havana 104
Six—­Sci-fi Papa; or, Hemingway in Speculative Fiction 127
Seven—With Hem Obsessed 149
Eight—Hemingway on Stage, Screen and Television 168
Nine—Hem Among the Poets 198
Conclusion 227
Chapter Notes 235
Works Consulted 246
Index 255

Book Reviews & Awards

“impressive and inspiring”—The Hemingway Review.