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The Resource A farewell to arms : the war of the words, Robert W. Lewis, (electronic resource)

A farewell to arms : the war of the words, Robert W. Lewis, (electronic resource)

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A farewell to arms : the war of the words
Title
A farewell to arms
Title remainder
the war of the words
Statement of responsibility
Robert W. Lewis
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Provides in-depth analysis of the literary work A Farewell to Arms, as well as its importance and critical reception. Includes a chronology of the life and works of the author
  • Ernest Hemingway's artistic powers are generally recognized to have been at their highest in A Farewell to Arms (1929), which has entered the canon of modern literature as one of its masterpieces. Combining austere realism and poetic language to present a powerful argument against war, the novel detailing the tragic affair during World War I between an American lieutenant and a Scottish nurse tells a touching love story at the same time. Long after its publication, A Farewell to Arms continues to be an important work because of the questions it asks about the human condition. What is it like to be adrift; to live with uncertain personal values in a world of shifting values; to be unsure of the differences between good and bad and what should be desired and what actually is desired? In short, how does one learn to live? Hemingway's disillusionment and technical virtuosity, particularly in works like A Farewell to Arms and The Sun Also Rises, influenced a whole generation of writers. Robert Lewis's exceptionally comprehensive and clear study of A Farewell to Arms is new both in its particular readings and its various emphases. Building upon previous Hemingway scholarship, it concentrates on character and theme rather than plot and style. Structural and stylistic concerns are discussed in the first part of the book, but with reference to their place in the creation of character and elaboration of certain themes. In the remainder of this study, Lewis explores a number of thematic clusters and oppositions in the novel: life and love as a game; sanity versus insanity; and appearance versus essence. Finally, Lewis argues that A Farewell to Arms is, at heart, a novel about language. This well written study should provide students and other readers with a thorough reading of A Farewell to Arms while also contributing to Hemingway scholarship in general
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
GVRL
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1930-
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Lewis, Robert W.
Dewey number
813/.52
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3515.E37
LC item number
F3558 1992eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • Twayne's masterwork studies
  • Gale virtual reference library
Series volume
no. 84
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  • Hemingway, Ernest
  • World War, 1914-1918
Label
A farewell to arms : the war of the words, Robert W. Lewis, (electronic resource)
Link
http://find.galegroup.com/openurl/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&url_ctx_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&req_dat=info:sid/gale:ugnid:nhmccd_main&res_id=info:sid/gale:GVRL&ctx_enc=info:ofi:enc:UTF-8&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:book&rft_id=info:sid/gale:bmcode:recid/3EZQ
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-156) and index
Contents
Literary and Historical Context: A World in Transition -- The Importance of the Work -- Critical Reception -- A Reading: Characters -- Identity -- Vital Statistics -- Frederic Henry -- Catherine Barkley -- Presentation -- Voice -- Point of View -- Some Themes -- Crazy -- Appearance versus Essence: Guise and Disguise -- Games: "But Still a Hitter" -- The Game of Love -- The War of the Words -- The Private War -- The Public War -- Notes and References -- Selected Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn733951648
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 161 p.)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780805718003
Isbn Type
(electronic book)
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unknown
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ill.
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unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1475470
  • (OCoLC)733951648
Label
A farewell to arms : the war of the words, Robert W. Lewis, (electronic resource)
Link
http://find.galegroup.com/openurl/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&url_ctx_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&req_dat=info:sid/gale:ugnid:nhmccd_main&res_id=info:sid/gale:GVRL&ctx_enc=info:ofi:enc:UTF-8&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:book&rft_id=info:sid/gale:bmcode:recid/3EZQ
Publication
Note
Description based on print version record
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-156) and index
Contents
Literary and Historical Context: A World in Transition -- The Importance of the Work -- Critical Reception -- A Reading: Characters -- Identity -- Vital Statistics -- Frederic Henry -- Catherine Barkley -- Presentation -- Voice -- Point of View -- Some Themes -- Crazy -- Appearance versus Essence: Guise and Disguise -- Games: "But Still a Hitter" -- The Game of Love -- The War of the Words -- The Private War -- The Public War -- Notes and References -- Selected Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn733951648
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 161 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780805718003
Isbn Type
(electronic book)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1475470
  • (OCoLC)733951648

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