The Hemingway Bibliography


To Have and Have Not


Sean Morey

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Morey, Sean. “To Have and Have Not.” In Network of Bones: Conjuring Key West and the Florida Keys, 124-42. College Station: Texas A&M UP, 2019.


Part memoir, part literary biography, and part cultural history. Morey asses Hemingway’s impact on Key West, exploring environmental issues along the way. Charts Hemingway’s artistic and personal decline during the Key West years, including the author’s loss of family, friends, and literary identity. Discusses the commodification of his celebrity, including the Hemingway Days festival, Hemingway Home and Museum, and the 1989 James Bond film, License to Kill, shot in part at Hemingway’s house on Whitehead Street. While hesitating to characterize the author as a true conservationist, Morey commends Hemingway’s progressive views on the ethics of sport fishing, assistance in founding the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), and contributions to science made through his detailed fishing logs. Briefly comments on the theme of loss in connection to the marlin bones at the end of The Old Man and the Sea. Concludes with a reflection on the ecological lesson for all of humanity alluded to in For Whom the Bell Tolls.

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Network of Bones: Conjuring Key West and the Florida Keys





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