Hemingway wrote often about hunting and fishing, war settings, bullfights and boxing, and domestic situations. Readers seem to either love his stories or to hate them. In this course, we will explore the import and highly dramatized tension created by his predominantly objective point of view, frequently in dialogue without any comment by the narrator. We will discuss Hemingway’s fiction and how his life affected his writing. The aim of this course is to introduce some main themes that run throughout Hemingway’s fiction. We will focus on two stories for the first part of each session. Then we will gloss over the other stories for the session, linking them thematically and stylistically to the first two. I will then open the class to comments and questions. You will receive excerpts from The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway in a PDF and the number of pages for each. Most stories are very brief.
Bev has taught English for high school and middle school with a focus on composition, grammar, literature, vocabulary, as well as strategies for study and retention. Bev has also been a guest lecturer at Episcopal High School, Alexandria, VA, and he holds a BA, and MA in English from the University of Virginia. Choose between Live ZOOM Class Sessions or Recorded, Wednesdays, Feb 10, 17, 24 from 4:00 -5:30 pm $30. Enrollment in the Live ZOOM Option is Limited. To register for the course, or for more information about Chesapeake Forum Winter/Spring 2021 classes go to our website at https://chesapeakeforum.org/ or visit us on Facebook.
Wednesday, February 10 at 4:00pm to 5:00pmVirtual Event