Hemingway and Existentialism
Ernest Hemingway was and is a particularly unique and controversial writer. Hemingway and Existentialism proposes a model of philosophical reading, or, more precisely, from the perspective of existentialism that dominated Europe during the second quarter of the twentieth century and that was popularized by thinkers and writers like Sartre or Camus. Such an approach raises a query of temporary nature, for when Hemingway began publishing his works, existentialist philosophy was not yet known in Europe. The proposal defended in this volume refers to the writer’s appreciation for Russian authors (Turgenieff, Tolstoi, Dostoevsky) whom he referred to as his most important and direct literary influence and sometimes appeared as indirect references in his novels.