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Hemingway's "The Killers"
The Explicator (2003)
  • Charlie Sweet, Eastern Kentucky University
  • Hal Blythe, Eastern Kentucky University
Abstract
In 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.
Keywords
  • hemingway,
  • the killers book review
Publication Date
Fall 2003
Citation Information
Charlie Sweet and Hal Blythe. "Hemingway's "The Killers"" The Explicator Vol. 62 Iss. 1 (2003)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/charlie_sweet/21/