Blowing the Bridge: Essays on Hemingway and For Whom the Bell Tolls


This collection of essays on Hemingway and For Whom the Bell Tolls provides a long overdue reassessment of this Spanish Civil War novel and demonstrates its centrality in the author's life and canon, reestablishing the book's status as an American masterpiece. Following Sanderson's introduction, the book begins with a reconsideration of Hemingway's career by Kurt Vonnegut. Ten literary essays by both well-known scholars and new voices follow. Employing a diversity of critical methods, including the biographical, historical, political, textual, ethical, feminist, religious, mythic, generic, and post-structuralist, these essays reveal the literary and historical richness of Hemingway's novel.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Kurt Vonnegut
  • Michael Reynolds
  • William Braasch Watson
  • Robert A. Martin
  • Charles Molesworth
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1992


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