Modernism was a literary movement concerned with breaking away from traditional structures, insofar as how stories were told. Expositions were often abandoned or left vague, leaving the reader to figure out gradually what had preceded the beginning of the story or what the situations of the characters were.
"In Another Country" doesn't offer much of an exposition other than that the setting is during wartime in Italy and that the narrator is an American who has been injured. Another aspect of modernism is that it reflects a distrust in technology. WWI is often referred to as the first technological war, and the consequence of this was mass casualties. Hemingway takes it a step further by communicating distrust for the physical therapy machines that are touted as the cure for the grievous injuries the soldiers have suffered.
Lastly, it is common for modernist stories to eschew conclusions, and this is also true of "In Another Country." At the end, the major sits immersed in grief over his...
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