To Have and Have Not

Another look at one of Hemingway’s classics.

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To Have and Have Not  by Ernest Hemingway

This is an oldie but, like other novels by this author, is one that has aged remarkably well, considering that it was first published in 1937. I can’t claim to be an authority on Hemingway. I wish I could. I would like to be able to discuss his ‘style’. I read others who appear confident in describing his literary methods. Yet although I cannot, and have no desire to, dissect his approach to putting down his lines, I can still decide upon what I like. I like Hemingway.

Thus far, I can only recall reading two other novels by this literary great; For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea. I am very pleased to have now added ToHave and Have Not to this modest list.

Harry Morgan is our central protagonist for this tale. He…

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