Synopses & Reviews
-- Presents the most important 20th-century criticism on major works from The Odyssey through modern literature
-- The critical essays reflect a variety of schools of criticism
-- Contains critical biographies, notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index
Table of Contents
Introduction / Harold Bloom -- The novel as pure poetry / Daniel J. Schneider -- Tragic form in A farewell to arms / Robert Merrill -- A farewell to arms / William Adair -- Going back / Michael S. Reynolds -- Hemingway's "resentful cryptogram" / Judith Fetterley -- The sense of an ending in A farewell to arms / Bernard Oldsey -- Frederic Henry's escape and the pose of passivity / Scott Donaldson -- Pseudoautobiography and personal metaphor / Millicent Bell -- Catherine Barkley and the Hemingway code / Sandra Whipple Spanier.