The Snows of Kilimanjaro | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 6 pages of analysis & critique of The Snows of Kilimanjaro.
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SOURCE: "The Snows of Kilimanjaro': Harry's Second Chance," in Studies in Short Fiction, Vol. V, No. 1, Fall, 1967, pp. 54-9.

In the following essay, Dussinger emphasizes the significance of the final death scene of "The Snows of Kilimanjaro, " concluding that this scene validates the protagonist's quest for truth and identity.

The similarity of Harry's memories in "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" to those of Hemingway in A Moveable Feast reveals the autobiographical intensity of this short story. When Hemingway speaks through his protagonist, "He had seen the world change. . . . He had been in it and he had watched it and it was his duty to write of it. . .," he makes clear that Harry's story is his professional manifesto. In his narration of the experiences of a dying man, Hemingway proves by example the one thing needful to the writer's pursuit of his hallowed calling. Hemingway embodies in "The Snows of...

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