The "Matter of Being Expatriates": Hemingway, Cuba, and Inter-American Literary Study
Calls for an inter-American perspective in the study of Hemingway’s Cuban fiction in which the author’s relationship with Cuba is one of mutual and reciprocal influence. Surveys the scholarship since 1980, suggesting potential intercultural avenues for studying both Hemingway’s Cuban writings and life. McClintock opens with an extrinsic cross-country comparison of the content and style of To Have and Have Not to Enrique Serpa’s contemporary novel on the same subject Contrabando (1938), followed by an intrinsic inter-American analysis of To Have and Have Not invoking Mary Cruz’s historical study of Hemingway’s relations with the Gulf Stream. Concludes that Hemingway’s work is vital to inter-American literary study, and best understood in its cultural contexts.