January 28, 2008

Innovations in Visual Modern Art

Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907)

George Braque’s Man with a Guitar (1912)

Kurt Schwitters’s Merz Picture 32A--The Cherry Picture (1921)

Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel (original version from 1913, this is the third version from 1951)

Man Ray’s Rayograph (1923)

Pablo Picasso’s Girl before a Mirror (1932)

January 22, 2008

Hemingway: American Master

PBS's American Masters series provides a wealth of information on Hemingway, including an interesting article by Tom Stoppard, a career timeline, and video clips featuring discussions of the man and his art.


December 14, 2007

A Critical Look: The Sun Also Rises

The following essays on The Sun Also Rises are worth a look. The first two address questions regarding masculinity, the third reads the text from a feminist perspective, and the fourth considers the text in relation to the travelogues of the 1920s. The essays are all available through Project Muse, which you can access through the library website.

"Masculinity, Disability, and Guilt in The Sun Also Rises" by Dana Fore
The Hemingway Review 26.2 (2007) 74-88

"Yes, That is a Roll of Bills in My Pocket: The Economy of Masculinity in The Sun Also Rises" by Jacob Michael Leland
The Hemingway Review 23.2 (2004) 37-46

"Reading Around Jake's Narration: Brett Ashley and The Sun Also Rises" by Lorie Watkins Fulton
The Hemingway Review 24.1 (2004) 61-80

"Expatriate Lifestyle as Tourist Destination: The Sun Also Rises and Experiential Travelogues of the Twenties" by Allyson Nadia Field
The Hemingway Review 25.2 (2006) 29-43

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Picturing Hemingway

From the National Portrait Gallery Exhibit, Picturing Hemingway: A Writer In His Time.

A journey through the world of Ernest Hemingway: Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure.


Paris to Pamplona

A map of the locations in The Sun Also Rises.

On Hemingway

Virginia Woolf on Ernest Hemingway.
Dwight MacDonald on Ernest Hemingway.


Modernism Resources

Notes on American Modernism.
An overview of literary modernism.
Modernism at the MIA.
Modernism: An Illustrated Study in Five Chapters.
Modernism and Literary Experimentation.
The Museum of Modern Art.