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Ernest Hemingway

Title: Ernest Hemingway: Challenged, Censored, Banned.
Name(s): Harris, Heather, author
Theatre and Editing, Writing and Media
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2015
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Despite his Pulitzer and the Nobel Prize, Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, and For Whom the Bell Tolls rank among the top one-hundred challenged and banned American classics. Hemingway has experienced perhaps the greatest range of censoring among American writers, challenges collecting under broad rubrics--political, religious, sexual, social: The Sun Also Rises,1926 (sex, alcohol, decadence); A Farewell to Arms, 1929 (banned in Boston for politics, sex, language); To Have and Have Not, 1937 (only book banned in America [Detroit] in 1938--for immoralities, at the instigation of Catholic church); For Whom the Bell Tolls, 1941 (denied the Pulitzer Prize for political, sexual, and language issues). Censoring also affected Hemingway's short stories: the publisher of Hemingway's first story collection (In Our Time, 1925) pulled "Up in Michigan" for sexual explicitness; "Scott" became "Julian" in "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" (1936), following Scott Fitzgerald's protest of the unmistakable allusion in "Scott." Challenging and banning Ernest Hemingway's fiction remind an aware reader of the threat inherent in all book-banning to the Constitutional guarantees of free speech and expression. This Hemingway study will particularly emphasize assessments of Hemingway--the writer and the man--suggested by his short stories selected (also "telling," stories not selected) by major publishers for anthologies widely adopted by public schools, 1930s-1970s—i.e., from the height of Hemingway's reputation in his lifetime through the first generation following his death.
Identifier: FSU_migr_undergradsymposium2015-0014 (IID)
Keywords: hemingway, media
Subject(s): English language
English literature
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Undergraduate Research Symposium 2015.

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Harris, H. (2015). Ernest Hemingway: Challenged, Censored, Banned. Retrieved from