Reading Hemingway’s To Have and Have Not: Glossary and Commentary
Comprehensive guide annotating and commenting, often line-by-line, on allusions and references to the people, places, and events found in To Have and Have Not. Provides a close reading of pivotal passages, analyzing Hemingway’s themes and narrative techniques. Entries are arranged chronologically as they appear in the novel and correspond to the page numbers of Scribner’s 1996 paperback edition so that readers can easily consult the guide as they read the novel. General readers and scholars alike will appreciate the thoroughness and helpfulness of Curnutt’s explication, which opens with commentary on the novel’s title and closes with the novel’s final paragraphs. Curnutt’s introduction surveys the novel’s composition, publication, and disappointing critical reception. Closing materials include a critical bibliography, index, and appendices on manuscript collections and other useful information.