Ernest Hemingway: Centennial Essays
Edited by E. Nageswara Rao

Occasioned by the birth centennial of Ernest Hemingway in July 1999 at the American Studies Research Centre, Hyderabad, this volume brings together numerous fresh, provocative and insightful essays on this widely acknowledged American fictionist. It covers a large number of the major aspects of Hemingway’s oeuvre including those which have not been adequately discussed in Hemingway criticism so far. The anthology includes indepth readings of almost all the important Hemingway novels and several of his widely acclaimed short stories. In addition, it critiques at considerable length the rhetorical devices of the author, his self-reflexivity, the uses of his painstaking revisions, the image of Hemingway as a quintessential American, his impact on a number of American and Indian writers, his relevance to contem-porary struggles in India, and Hollywood’s controversial picturization of his fiction. This volume of jargon-free and illuminating revaluations will be of great interest to Hemingway scholars and common intelligent readers.

E. Nageswara Rao studied the twin disciplines of English literature and linguistics in India, the U.S.A., and Canada. He taught British, American, Indian and Comparative Literatures, and Methodology of English Language Teaching at a dozen Indian and overseas universities for over four decades. He retired as Professor at Osmania University, Hyderabad, and subsequently served as Visiting Professor at several universities including the University of Hyderabad. He was Senior Academic Fellow (Humanities) at the American Studies Research Centre (now IACIS), Hyderabad, and has been associated with the Centre in various other capacities for nearly three decades.

Professor Rao’s doctoral work was on the rhetoric of Ernest Hemingway. He has authored books on Bernard Shaw, Ernest Hemingway, ELT, and Criticism, as also numerous research papers; he has edited critical anthologies on Mark Twain, John Keats and American Studies. He is associated with Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, and the Centre for Distance Education, Osmania University, Hyderabad, in their post-graduate programmes.

Professor Rao was thrice President, Indian Association for American Studies, and once Vice-President, Asian Federation of American Studies Associations. He is also an elected member of the International Association of University Professors of English. His work has been cited in prestigious journals and books.

Rahul, Alladi Uma, Soma Banerjee, Kalidas Misra, Aviram Singh, P.G.Rama Rao, T.Bharathi, S. Josh, M. Sridhar, N. Ramachandran Nair, Pratima Agnihotri, Linda Dittmar, Tutun Mukherjee, Somdatta Mandal and Uma Tuli.
ISBN 81-85753-36-9           2000           152 pp           Rs.320 (hb)