Encyclopedic yet lively, the book illuminates basic facts associated with the more than 2,500 fictional and historical people, animals, events, and cultural artifacts that appear in Hemingway's nine novels. Hemingway advertised himself as an authority on sport and war, but his interests were much broader. He studied the literary, political, and popular cultures of the many countries he lived in (Cuba, France, United States) and visited regularly (Spain, Germany, Austria, Italy, eastern Africa). His novels reveal his erudition: they are studded with often arcane references to art, history, literature, music, religion, medicine, weapons, travel, and humor. Mandel's encyclopedic "Reading Hemingway: The Facts in the Fictions" identifies this network of allusions and retrieves these unwritten contexts. Includes illustrations, endnotes, a comprehensive bibliography, and index. A useful complement to the many biographical and critical efforts to unravel Hemingway's novels, this volume will encourage informed classroom discussion and enhance scholarly debate.
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Miriam B. Mandel taught at Douglass College (State University of New Jersey) and Clemson University before moving with her family to Israel in 1979. She is currently a senior lecturer in the English Department at Tel Aviv University. In addition to her work on Hemingway, Mandel has translated critical essays on the fiction of Ram-n del Valle-Inclán and published articles on Jane Austen, Joseph Conrad, F. Scott Fitzgerald, A. E. Housman, and Katherine Mansfield. She has also read papers before learned societies in Australia, Canada, France, Spain, and the United States. The research for her book Reading Hemingway: The Facts in the Fictions (Scarecrow Press, 1995) was supported by the United States-Israel Educational Fund (USIEF-TAU) and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. Hemingway's Death in the Afternoon: The Complete Annotations and its companion volume, Hemingway's The Dangerous Summer: The Complete Annotations, were supported by a second grant from the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and a generous three-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.Review:
...encyclopedic and readable...this guide's most impressive feature is its comprehensiveness. The author has drawn on a vast and diverse array of sources. (American Reference Books Annual)
The entries are objectively, carefully done, and they speak for themselves...this is a useful book, especially for newcomers to Hemingway's work, and it should find a place on library shelves along with other commentaries. (The International Fiction Review)
Admirable and indispensable...the service that Mandel has provided for students and researchers―especially in light of the absence of scholarly editions―is immeasurable. (American Literary Scholarship)
Mandel's text is encyclopedic in scope and in material, providing a long-needed guide to the contextual and cultural references in all [Hemingway's] novels...making this one of the most helpful resources in Hemingway studies, perhaps one of the most thorough and effective guides to the socio-cultural and historical references and allusions in modernist fiction... (College Literature)
...especially useful for both beginning and experienced readers. Only those readers with total recall will find this book unnecessary. (Journal of Modern Literature)
Mandel's work seems to me exemplary. In its measured patience and indefatigable willingness to describe and document the factual details in Hemingway's novels, it is an important scholarly resource. (The Hemingway Review)
Certainly, this is a most useful work for any reader who wants some of the more elliptical references in Hemingway explicated. (Aumla)
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