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A list of resources available through Truxal Library for researching Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms.

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Reference Material

Search the Library Catalog for the following reference titles that contain material about Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms. These titles may be available in other college or public libraries.

  • American Diversity, American Identity: The Lives and Works of 145 Writers Who Define the American Experience
  • American Fiction Between the Wars
  • American Writers [vol 2]
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism - Contains passages from literary criticism originally published in books and journals
    • [vols 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 19, 30, 34, 61, 80] -  look for Farewell to Arms in the Cumulative Title Index, a separate paperback index that accompanies this multi-volume work
  • Critical Survey of Long Fiction [vol 3]
  • Cyclopedia of Literary Characters [vol 2]
  • Cyclopedia of Literary Places [vol 1]
  • Cyclopedia of World Authors [vol 2]
  • Literature and Its Times [vol 3]
  • Literary Masters: Ernest Hemingway [vol 2]
  • Literary Topics: Ernest Hemingway and the Expatriate Modernist Movement [vol 2]
  • Masterplots [vol 4]
  • Modern American Literature [vols 2, 4, 5, 6]
  • Notable American Novelists [vol 2]
  • Novels for Students [vol 18]
  • Student Companion to Ernest Hemingway
  • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism (TCLC) - Contains passages from literary criticism originally published in books and journals;
    • [vol 34] - locate the topical essay "World War I Literature"
    • [vol 78] - locate the topical essay "Death and Literature"
    • [vol 110] - locate the topical essay "Christianity in Twentieth-Century Literature"
    • [vol 114] - locate the topical essay "Food in Literature"
    • [vol 115] - look for A Farewell to Arms in the Cumulative Title Index, a separate paperback index that accompanies this multi-volume work
    • [vol 154] - locate the topical essay "Censorship in Twentieth-Century Literature"
    • [vol 162] - locate the topical essay "The Influence of Ernest Hemingway"
    • [vol 178] - locate the topical essay "Writers of the Lost Generation"
  • Understanding the Literature of World War I, James H. Meredith, 2004

Books & Audio/Visual Materials

Conduct a "Subject Browse" search using the Library Catalog for either:

  • Hemingway, Ernest
  • World War, 1914-1918--Literature and the war

You'll find library materials that provide biographical information about Ernest Hemingway, as well criticism and interpretation of Hemingway's work.

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