In 1948 Havana, Revolutionaries as Literary Inspiration
Recounts events surrounding Hemingway’s Havana encounters with writer Thomas Heggen and filmmakers Peter Viertel and John Huston. Relates that the three had come to Cuba seeking story material regarding two revolutionary episodes, the 1947 attempted invasion of the Dominican Republic and the 1932 failed Cuban bombing plot. Suggests Hemingway’s inclusion of specific historical incidents in To Have and Have Not reveals the author’s keen awareness of Cuban politics of the period.
North Dakota Quarterly