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Author Ott, Mark P., 1966-

Title A sea of change : Ernest Hemingway and the Gulf Stream : a contextual biography / Mark P. Ott
Published Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 151 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents The sea change part 1: the Anita logs -- The sea change part 2: the Pilar log, the International Game Fish Association and marlin theories -- Hemingway's aesthetics: Cézanne and the "last wild country" -- Literary naturalism on the stream: To Have and Have Not -- Illustrating the iceberg: Winslow Homer and The Old Man and The Sea
Summary A fresh perspective on Hemingway's workEarly in his career, when To Have and Have Not was published, Ernest Hemingway's portrayal of themes, setting, and character was often compared to Cezanne's art--abstract. By contrast, in 1952, with the publication of The Old Man and the Sea, his style was described as comparable to Winslow Homer's--realistic. At the center of this evolution is the contention that Hemingway's preoccupation with and scientific study of life in the Gulf Stream moved his theory and practice of writing away from the Paris art circle of the 1920s to the new realism of the 1950s. A Sea of Change explores the importance of Hemingway's relationship to the waters of the Gulf Stream that transformed his imaginative work. Drawing primarily on Ernest Hemingway's handwritten and unpublished fishing logs and from published and unpublished correspondence and newspaper articles, Mark P. Ott structures this literary biography chronologically to tell the story of Hemingway's life as it becomes immersed in the Gulf Stream. Ott connects To Have and Have Not and The Old Man and the Sea with Hemingway's philosophical and stylistic transformation as he became increasingly educated in the natural world. A Sea of Change is the first study to examine Hemingway's complex relationship with the Gulf Stream and how it transformed his fiction
Bibliography "Selections from Hemingway's library": pages 115-123
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-143) and index
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Subject Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 -- Homes and haunts.
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 -- Knowledge -- Natural history
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 -- Knowledge
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961. Old man and the sea.
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961. To have and have not.
Nature in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1612779743
1612779751 (electronic bk.)
9781612779751 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)