Re: RARA-AVIS: To Have and Have Not

From: Ray Skirsky (
Date: 14 Mar 2002

At 08:19 PM 3/14/2002 -0600, Paul Miller wrote:
>Farewell to Arms has some tremendous writing. The dialogue btween Henry and
>Catherine is godawful however. One Nick Adams story called Big two Hearted
>River is one of his best stories IMHO.

I think the dialog in most of Hemmingway is gawd-awful. Try reading "For Whom the Bell Tolls." The dialog in the movie version of "To Have..." is not Hemingway, it's the scriptwriters. They were having a good day/week/whatever.


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