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Title

"Women Have a Bad Time Really": Gender and Interpretation in To Have and Have Not

Author

Lisa Tyler

Document Type

Article

Citation

Tyler, Lisa. “‘Women Have a Bad Time Really’: Gender and Interpretation in To Have and Have Not.” Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature 7 (1996): 57-66.

Annotation

Takes issue with previous criticism, contending that male critics, like the men in the novel, have failed to understand its female characters. Focuses primarily on Richard’s misinterpretations regarding his wife and others. Argues that the novel “suggests, obliquely, that women are more skilled at interpretation than men, and he [Hemingway] implies that women might make better writers.”

Published in

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature

Volume

7

Date

1996

Pages

57-66

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