The Gun and the Pen: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, and


  • Hardcover
  • 271 pages
  • The Gun and the Pen: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, and the Fiction of Mobilization
  • Keith Gandal
  • English
  • 19 July 2016
  • 9780195338911

13 thoughts on “The Gun and the Pen: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, and the Fiction of Mobilization

  1. Karolinde (Kari) Karolinde (Kari) says:

    This is truly a different way at looking at WWI macho writers Gandal makes a good point that the work of these men were not motivated by personal battle experience but instead on their feelings of failure and loss of identity because they were NOT fit to serve Definitely one I need to reread and digest the hazard of interlibrary loan


  2. Drew Eichholtz Drew Eichholtz says:

    Very enjoyable cross study of history and literature The sections on Gatsby and Sun held the most interesting analyses as they seemed to be the most tied with WWI That doesn't mean sections on Sound was incomplete it felt that what it said was tangential to WWI while the analysis of the other two works seemed to be directly tied up with WWI and the mobilization Very worth the short read and will be revisited as I revisit the principle works


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The Gun and the Pen: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, and the Fiction of Mobilization✼ [EPUB] ✴ The Gun and the Pen: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, and the Fiction of Mobilization By Keith Gandal ❆ – Thomashillier.co.uk Ernest Hemingway F Scott Fitzgerald and William Faulkner stand as the American voice of the Great War But was it warfare that drove them to write Not according to Keith Gandal who argues that the auth Ernest Hemingway F Scott and the Kindle Ð Fitzgerald and William Faulkner stand as the American voice of the Great War But was it warfare that drove them to write Not according to Keith Gandal who argues that the authors' famous postwar novels were motivated not by their experiences of the horrors of war but rather by their failure to have those experiences These 'uintessential' male American novelists of the s were all for different reasons deemed unsuitable as candidates for full military service or command As a The Gun PDF/EPUB or result Gandal contends they felt themselves emasculated not as the usual story goes due to their encounters with trench warfare but because they got nowhere near the real action Bringing to light previously unexamined Army records including new information about the intelligence tests The Gun and the Pen demonstrates that the authors' frustrated military ambitions took place in the forgotten context of the unprecedented US mobilization for the Great War a radical effort to transform the Army into a meritocratic institution indifferent to Gun and the Pen: Hemingway, Epub / ethnic and Gun and the Epub Û class difference though not to racial difference For these Lost Generation writers the humiliating failure vis a vis the Army meant an embarrassment before women and an inability to compete successfully in a rising social order against a new set of people The Gun and the Pen restores these seminal novels to their proper historical context and offers a major revision of our understanding of America's postwar literature.