Hemingway's "The Killers"The Explicator (2003)
AbstractIn his seminal study Hemingway and the Dead Gods, John Killinger relates Papa's fictional world to existententialism, concluding that Hemingway sees that individuality is not a quality which can be superimposed externally on a man, but that it must be internally achieved by a decision to be at all times an authentic person and to accept the full responsibility of action proper to a primary agent. In his philosophy, as in that of Kierkegaard, Heidegger, and Sartre, the opportunity for such a decision is presented as a moment of crisis, which, for him, is produced by confronting death or violence.
- the killers book review
Publication DateFall 2003
Citation InformationCharlie Sweet and Hal Blythe. "Hemingway's "The Killers"" The Explicator Vol. 62 Iss. 1 (2003)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/charlie_sweet/21/