Publisher description for Hemingway's quarrel with androgyny / Mark Spilka.


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Hemingway's Quarrel with Androgyny confronts the entrenched mystique surrounding the hard drinker, bullfighter, and creator of characters steeled by their own code. Spilka stresses Hemingway's lifelong dependence on and secret identification with women, and in doing so shatters the myths of male bonding and heroic lives of "men without women." He develops the biographical, literary, and cultural implications of Hemingway's lifelong quarrel with androgyny to reveal a more psychologically complex man and writer than the mystique has allowed.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Hemingway, Ernest, -- 1899-1961 -- Knowledge -- Psychology.
Psychological fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Androgyny (Psychology) in literature.
Sex role in literature.