Hemingway’s Geographies

Intimacy, Materiality, and Memory

  • Laura Gruber Godfrey

Part of the Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies book series (GSLS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Laura Gruber Godfrey
    Pages 53-88
  3. Laura Gruber Godfrey
    Pages 89-129
  4. Laura Gruber Godfrey
    Pages 131-174
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 175-194

About this book


This book combines close literary analysis with recent research on culture and the spaces humans inhabit. By examining a wide range of Hemingway’s writing, including excerpts from his letters; short stories such as “Big Two-Hearted River” and “On the Quai at Smyrna”; the posthumously-published “The Last Good Country” and A Moveable Feast; and the novels The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell To Arms, Laura Gruber Godfrey shows how characters’ immersions in place are essential to Hemingway’s fiction. Revising conventional views of Hemingway’s various landscapes as literary symbols or external settings for action, Godfrey shows that, for Hemingway, humans and geography are often coextensive and interdependent. 


1 Ernest Hemingway 2 Cultural Geography 4 Literary Modernism 5 Landscape Geocriticism

Authors and affiliations

  • Laura Gruber Godfrey
    • 1
  1. 1.North Idaho CollegeCoeur D AleneUSA

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