The Hemingway Bibliography
 

Title

Bad Luck or No Luck at All: Religion, Magic, and Chance

Document Type

Book Chapter

Citation

Knott, Toni D., ed. One Man Alone: Hemingway and “To Have and Have Not.” Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1999.

Annotation

Analyzes the roles of chance and luck, pointing to Hemingway’s extensive world travels as the source of his magico-religious knowledge. Grimes contends that in the Darwinian world of chance that Harry Morgan inhabits, luck and voodoo provide alternatives to the ineffective presence of Western Christianity. Speculates that the cursed Gordon represents a warning to all irresponsible writers.

Date

1999

Pages

201-212

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