In this part of the study guide, we will add some points that will help you put “In Another Country” by Ernest Hemingway into perspective, broadening your understanding of its themes and style by connecting it to literary period, works by the same author or with similar themes.
Ernest Hemingway is one of the first American Modernist writers. Modernism in literature is generally defined by some specific features:
Works with the same theme
“In Another Country” deals with issues related to war, isolation, and detachment, as well as courage. “The Raft” by Peter Orner (Texting - 1st Year Fiction, pp. 123), published in 2000, also deals with the effects of war on the psyche of former soldiers.
Works by the same author
Several other short stories written by Ernest Hemingway share similar themes with “In Another Country”. One of them is “Soldier’s Home” which deals with the effects of World War I on an American young soldier who has returned home, yet continues to feel detached from society, unable to reintegrate into civil society, feeling misunderstood and isolated.