Ernest Hemingway's early fiction : the emergence of a style and point of view : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Maseter of Arts in English at Massey University
The subject of this thesis is the early published prose of Ernest Hemingway, up to and including The Sun Also Rises. The more significant aspects of the early writing with which this study will be concerned are Hemingway's fictional style and the viewpoint he adopts, both as short story writer and as novelist. As a corollary to these lines of investigation, the compatibility of style and subject will be examined. It will be necessary to see to what extent the evolution and maturation of his style and viewpoint were influenced by his career as a journalist, his literary mentors, particularly Sherwood Anderson and Gertrude Stein, and his concern for action and truth in his attempts to understand and come to terms with life as he experienced it. The published works selected for this study are: Three Stories and Ten Poems, 1923; in our time, 1924; In Our Time, 1925; 1930; The Torrents of Spring, 1926; The Sun Also Rises, 1926.