Beckman, Mary Beth, Kraemer, Kelly, Ney, Rebecca, Wefel, Zachary, The Hemingway Review
[The current bibliography aspires to include all serious contributions to Hemingway scholarship. Given the substantial quantity of significant critical work appearing on Hemingway's life and writings annually, inconsequential items from the popular press have been omitted to facilitate the distinction of important developments and trends in the field. Annotations for articles appearing in The Hemingway Review have been omitted due to the immediate availability of abstracts introducing each issue. Kelli Larson welcomes your assistance in keeping this feature current. Please send reprints, clippings, and photocopies of articles, as well as notices of new books, directly to Larson at the University of St. Thomas, 333 JRC, 2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105-1096. E-Mail: Kalarson1@stthomas.edu.]
Becnel, Kim E. Bloom's How to Write About Ernest Hemingway. New York: Bloom's Literary Criticism, 2009. [Designed to help high school students write essays on EH's works. Provides an overview of EH's important themes (e.g. love and war) and stylistic techniques. Offers individual chapters on specific major works, examining theme, character, and literary elements followed by sample essay topics and open-ended questions designed to inspire students to develop their own topics for investigation. Works covered include: FWBT, FTA, SAR, OMATS, "A Clean, Well-lighted Place" "Hills Like White Elephants," "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," "The Killers" "Indian Camp," "Big Two-Hearted River" and "Soldier's Home."]
Bloom, Harold, ed. Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea. New York: Bloom's Literary Criticism, 2008. [Collection of twelve previously published essays on the novel. Essays date from 1980 to 2004, with the majority published after 1990.]
--, ed. Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms. New York: Bloom's Literary Criticism, 2009. [Collection of seventeen previously published essays on the novel. Essays date from 1929 to 2007, with half published prior to 1956.]
Mort, Terry. The Hemingway Patrols: Ernest Hemingway and His Hunt for U-boats. New York: Scribner, 2009. [Biography focused on EH's 1942-1943 pursuit of German U-boats in the Gulf Stream. Relies on wartime documents, the Pilar log, personal correspondence, and other Hemingway papers to reconstruct his operations going after German submarines in a wooden cabin cruiser. Recounts Martha Gellhorn's skepticism, dismissing the danger and categorizing the patrols as merely adolescent parties with old drinking buddies. Details EH's inclusion of sons Patrick and Gregory on some of the missions. Contends that these adventures helped shape his writing of OMATS and IITS.]
Villarreal, Rene and Raul Villarreal. Hemingway's Cuban Son: Reflections on the Writer by His Longtime Majordomo. Kent: Kent State UP, 2009. [Memoir by EH's personal assistant and longstanding house manager of the Finca Vigia. Chosen personally by EH for this important position at age seventeen, Rene Villarreal ran the household for fourteen years, establishing a warm and affectionate relationship with the author. Recounts stories of EH's daily routines, writing habits, stormy relationship with Mary, and visits from family and friends, including sons Patrick and Gregory. Reveals his intimate relationship with Adriana Ivancich, the beautiful Italian teenager who served as the inspiration for Renata in ARIT. Includes accounts of Mary's return to Cuba in 1961, following EH's suicide, to pack up personal possessions and artwork and Villarreal's later efforts to establish the Finca as a museum.]
Bates, Stephen. "'Unpopularity is the Least of My Worries': Captain R.W. Bates and Lieutenant E.M. Hemingway." The Hemingway Review 29.1 (Fall 2009): 47-60.
Beegel, Susan F. "Bulletin Board." The Hemingway Review 29.1 (Fall 2009): 170-172.
--. "Harry and the Pirates: The Romance and Reality of Piracy in Hemingway's To Have and Have Not. …