Making Modern Parents in Ernest Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants" and Viña Delmar's Bad Girl

  title={Making Modern Parents in Ernest Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants" and Vi{\~n}a Delmar's Bad Girl},
  author={Meghan T. Gillette},
  journal={MFS Modern Fiction Studies},
  pages={50 - 69}
The question "How should we talk about abortion?" drives two of the most popular fictional abortion narratives of the 1920s: Ernest Hemingway's now canonical "Hills Like White Elephants" (1927) and Viña Delmar's once best-selling novel Bad Girl (1928). In both, a crisis of communication organizes a crisis of reproduction as the characters' emotionally awkward speech forestalls the realization of the modern nuclear family. As these works propose, modernism's impersonal aesthetic ideal is… 
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