The novel as war: lies and truth in Hemingway's 'A Farewell to Arms.' (Ernest Hemingway)

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Author: Margot Norris
Date: Winter 1994
From: Modern Fiction Studies(Vol. 40, Issue 4)
Publisher: Purdue University
Document Type: Article
Length: 82 words

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Ernest Hemingway's 'A Farewell to Arms' narrates the life of a World War I deserter, Frederic Henry, and his love for Catherine Barkley. Although generally deemed as a love story, the novel can also be viewed as strong and powerful war narrative. However, Hemingway uniquely used the love story angle of the novel to hide its true nature of being a war story. Moreover, he used the novel to narrate his own thoughts about war as a soldier during World War I.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A17180148