Re: RARA-AVIS: Hemingway

From: Brian Thornton (
Date: 09 May 2005

Vicky Hendricks wrote:

> I'm being lazy, but I would just like to second that. I'm sick of pc
> Hemingway criticism. Being a woman, I'm supposed to find Hemingway
> demeaning, and I
> get tired of explaining why I don't. As a person, I doubt if I would have
> enjoyed his company, after a point, but examples like "Hills" show him to
> be way
> ahead of his time in sensitivity to women's issues.

Excellent point, Vicky, and it's nice to hear coming from an established female author such as yourself. In addition to reading "Hills Like White Elephants," a perusal of Hemingway's magic "Cat in the Rain" could lead one to much the same conclusion. That's just off the top of my head. I'm sure there are more.

All the Best-

Brian Thornton (an avowed fan of Hemingway, who thinks "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" is the finest piece of writing published by an American during the 20th century)

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