Att Ha Och Inte Ha

By: Hemingway, Ernest

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Notes inside front cover. ~Good. No DJ, as issued. Mass-market Paperback. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Text in Swedish. To Have and Have Not is a 1937 novel by Ernest Hemingway about Harry Morgan, a fishing boat captain who lives with a prostitute and runs contraband between Cuba and Florida. The novel depicts Harry as an essentially good man who is forced into blackmarket activity by economic forces beyond his control. Initially, his fishing charter customer Mr. Johnson tricks Harry by slipping away without paying any of the money he owes him. Johnson then flees back to the mainland by airplane before Harry realizes what has happened. Harry then makes a critical decision to smuggle Chinese immigrants into Florida in order to feed his family. He kills the person in charge of getting the immigrants to Florida because the man "Obviously was far too easily persuaded to pay him more for the transport". Morgan himself is killed in the end by revolutionaries. The Great Depression features prominently in the novel, forcing depravity and hunger on the poor residents of Key West who are referred to as "Conchs."To Have and Have Not is Hemingway's only novel set in the United States. Written sporadically between 1935 and 1937, and revised as he travelled back and forth from the Spanish Civil War, To Have and Have Not is a novel about Key West and Cuba. The novel is also a social commentary on the 1930s. It was heavily influenced by Marxist ideology, as Hemingway was on the side of the "Loyalists" (the communists) in the Spanish Civil War as he was writing it. The work got a mixed critical reception.[1]The novel consists of two earlier short stories, "One Trip Across" and "The Tradesman's Return", which make up the opening chapters and a novella, written later, which makes up two-thirds of the book . The style is distinctly modernistic with the narrative being told from multiple viewpoints at different times by different characters. It begins in first person (Harry's viewpoint), moves to third person omniscient, then back to first person (Al's viewpoint), then back to first person (Harry's again), then back to third person omniscient where it stays for the rest of the novel. As a result, names of characters are frequently supplied under the chapter headings to indicate who is narrating that section of the novel.Film director Howard Hawks, who adapted the novel for his 1944 film, claimed that Hemingway had told him it was his worst book, and a "bunch of junk".[2]

Title: Att Ha Och Inte Ha

Author Name: Hemingway, Ernest

Categories: Fiction,

Publisher: Delfinserien:

Book Condition: Used: Good

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