In Another Country Essay

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Cass earned his doctorate in American literature at Ohio State University and has published critical articles on Hemingway, Fitzgerald, London, and James Gould Cozzens, as well as checklists for First Printings of American Authors. In the following excerpt, he examines several aspects of "In Another Country," including Hemingway's writing style, his allusion to Marlowe's The Jew of Malta, and his use of "window" and "looking" Imagery.

Ernest Hemingway's short story, "In Another Country," is illuminated by three related observations: that the author shifts his attention from the American soldier to the Italian major midway through the story, that he exercises strict control over his title allusion to The Jew of Malta, and that he cultivates a very elaborate motif of images concerned with looking and windows.

The first two-thirds of the work is focused on the nameless [Although nothing in the published version warrants the assumption that the...

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