Project MUSE - Becoming with Animals: Sympoiesis and the Ecology of Meaning in London and Hemingway

“An African Story,” a narrative lodged near the center of Ernest Hemingway’s posthumous novel The Garden of Eden, opens with the protagonist David coming alive to the presence of an elephant by feeling “his dog’s hair rise under his hand as he stroked him to be quiet” (159).1 The dog Kibo’s percepti…