To Have and Have Not

To Have and Have Not

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To Have and Have Not is the dramatic, brutal story of Harry Morgan, an honest boat owner who is forced into running contraband between Cuba and Key West as a means of keeping his crumbling family financially afloat. His adventures lead him into the world of the wealthy and dissipated yachtsmen who swarm the region, and involve him in a strange and unlikely love affair.
In this harshly realistic, yet oddly tender and wise novel, Hemingway perceptively delineates the personal struggles of both the "haves" and the "have nots" and creates one of the most subtle and moving portraits of a love affair in his oeuvre. In turn funny and tragic, lively and poetic, remarkable in its emotional impact, To Have and Have Not takes literary high adventure to a new level. As the Times Literary Supplement observed, "Hemingway's gift for dialogue, for effective understatement, and for communicating such emotions the tough allow themselves, has never been more conspicuous."
Publisher: New York : Scribner, [1987?], ©1965
ISBN: 9780684859231
0684859238
Branch Call Number: FICTION Hem
Description: 174 pages ; 25 cm

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wodebaobei38
May 03, 2018

I agree. The movie is really good but the book is in an entirely different universe. Is Puzo's " The Godfather" not as good as, if not better than its movie?. The story is the writer's to tell, but the the director's to interpret. The burden to succeed is greater for the director. But then there are the exceptions where a movie director succeeds in leaping into that "other wordly" experience. Curtiz was able to do so but a lot of the story had to be dropped and reconfigured for film.

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jblend93
Jun 22, 2017

Unexpectedly original in a unique way that cannot justify not watching the film.

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lukasevansherman
Apr 10, 2013

The rare case where the film is much better than the book.

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