This course will be offered online via the free, easy-to-use Zoom program.
The Sun Also Rises made Hemingway famous, but it was A Farewell to Arms that made him rich, thanks in part to the novel being banned in Boston-- always a good boost for sales. The two major themes in literature, love and war, intersect in this tale of the nurse Catherine Barkley and ambulance driver Frederic Henry who meet during the Spanish Civil War. With his distinctive, straightforward style, Hemingway can be deceptively easy to read, but there is always much lurking beneath the surface. Ours will be a close reading and a lively discussion of this American classic.
LIMITED REGISTRATION: 15
A Farewell to Arms: The Hemingway Library Edition, Ernest Hemingway. [Scribner, 2014].
For the first class (4/23), please read the first chapter. Please try to get the Hemingway Library Edition so the page numbers will be the same.
John Clarke J.D., St Louis University Law School, B.A University of Notre Dame. John has been a member of the Ernest Hemingway Society since 2004 and has presented papers at the last 6 conferences.
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