Title

Looking at the Past: Nostalgia as Technique in "The Naked and the Dead" and "For Whom the Bell Tolls"

Publication Title

The Mailer Review

Publication Date

10-2010

Document Type

Article

Keywords

journalism, nostalgia, Norman Mailer, Ernest Hemingway

Disciplines

American Literature | Journalism Studies | Mass Communication

Abstract

A literary criticism of the books "The Naked and the Dead," by Norman Mailer and "For Whom the Bell Tolls," by Ernest Hemingway is presented. It explores how both 20th century American writers used nostalgia as a literary technique in their books. In both books, nostalgia was used to help readers contextualize or understand the narratives

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