Instructor: Arner           T/R             2:00-3:20pm

Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) continues to be a fascinating literary figure, reviled by some because of his alleged misogyny, respected by others for having crafted a unique and influential style of writing and for the subtlely rendered themes and emotions found in his fiction. His manner of living, aggressively and very publicly masculine, stands in contrast to the ironic interrogation of male codes and the formation of popular notions of masculinity often found in his fiction. In this class, we will consider the four major novels–THE SUN ALSO RISES, A FAREWELL TO ARMS, FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS, and THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA–as well as A MOVEABLE FEAST, THE GREEN HILLS OF AFRICA and numerous short stories, in an effort to understand the evolution of his famous understated style and the content of his art beyond the often swaggering performance of his public life.