Ernest Hemingway and Enrique Serpa: A Propitious Friendship
Details Hemingway’s lengthy literary and personal relationship with Cuban writer Enrique Serpa and the latter’s influence on To Have and Have Not and The Old Man and the Sea. Feldman explores similarities in plot, character, theme, and prose style, focusing on Serpa’s two 1928 stories of Cuban fisherman, “The Marlin” and “Shark Fins,” and his novel Contraband (1938). Concludes with a list of Serpa’s books in the Finca Vigía library.
Feldman, Andrew. “Ernest Hemingway and Enrique Serpa: A Propitious Friendship.” Hemingway Review 32, no. 2 (Spring 2013): 58-76.