True at First Light Social Concerns

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This novel (or fictional memoir, or nonfiction novel) is the product of posthumous editing of an unfinished manuscript that Ernest Hemingway wrote in the mid1950s. Left unfinished and unpublished at Hemingway's death in 1961, the "African Book" (as scholars have long referred to it) was edited by the author's son Patrick Hemingway, provided with its current title (True at First Light), and published as capstone to the year-long celebrations of the Hemingway Centennial in 1999. Regardless of what may have been left out or insufficiently realized due to the incompleteness of the manuscript or the posthumous editing, certain key social concerns are clearly evident: 1) questions of racial and tribal identity and relationships in the waning hours of colonialism in Africa; 2) matters that fall under the ancient "man-and-nature" or, more properly, humankind-in-nature rubric, including numerous environmental issues and an examination of the ethics of hunting; 3) marriage complexities seen in the...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
True at First Light from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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