It was interesting that I finished To Have and Have Not last night, immediately after seeing the new Johnny Depp movie Public Enemies, a movie about John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, and Pretty Boy Floyd. The web site Rotten Tomatoes gives Depp’s movie a 65% fresh rating, which is about right. Maybe even a little [...]
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July 8th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Public Enemies (Movie), To Have and Have Not
July 6th, 2009 · No Comments · To Have and Have Not, To Have and Have Not (Movie)
Hemingway’s fourth novel, To Have and Have Not, is another snapshot of humanity’s dark side. It’s also a book that shifts perspective frequently, sometimes in head-scratching ways.
Part One is titled “Harry Morgan (Spring)” and it tells the tale of a boat owner in Cuba who has a “rummy” named Eddy as his sometime first mate. [...]
July 4th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Ethnicity, To Have and Have Not
I have to employ a bit of mental gymnastics when I read To Have and Have Not.
What I find I must do is divorce the word “nigger” from its 21st century connotation (and profound dearth of political correctness) and try to see it from Hemingway’s perspective some 70+ years ago.
It’s tough going.
I’m not one for [...]
July 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment · To Have and Have Not
Hemingway’s fourth novel, To Have and Have Not, was published in 1937. Today, July 1, 2009 – some 72 years later – I begin reading it.
Better late than never, eh?
As with the previous three Hemingway novels, I purposely avoided reading reviews, Wiki entries, fan blog comments, etc., before starting the book. I want the [...]