Re: RARA-AVIS: To Have and Have Not

Date: 20 May 2005

miker wrote:

"I like it but it's not as polished as some of his other work. He was trying to get it out the door so he could go (back?) to the Spanish Civil War, but the publisher's lawyers wouldn't let it go because of legal concerns over Dos Passos suing. Libel or something. Rather than rewrite it, huge portions of the book were simply cut."

Has it ever been put back in? Is there an uncut, "author's cut" of the book?


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