Professor Wai Chee Dimock concludes her discussion of To Have and Have Not by showing how, in the context of the Cuban Revolutions and the Great Depression, characters devolve into those who "Have" and those who "Have Not." While protagonist Harry Morgan may look like a political and economic "Have Not" -- he neither supports the revolution nor possesses enough money to extract himself from its seedier operations -- his ability to bring happiness to his wife Marie makes him a social "Have" in a more profound sense. Dimock casts Harry as a "mediated Have," someone who, through the eyes of others, might be said to be in possession of something vital, denied to others with material and political satisfactions.
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00:00 - Chapter 1. The Film Version of To Have and Have Not 03:05 - Chapter 2. Criticism of To Have and Have Not 09:18 - Chapter 3. Macro History of Cuba in 1930 15:23 - Chapter 4. Harry as a Political "Have Not" 19:05 - Chapter 5. The Great Depression in To Have and Have Not 22:57 - Chapter 6. Harry as an Economic "Have Not" 24:24 - Chapter 7. Harry's Loss of Choice as a "Have Not" 26:52 - Chapter 8. Harry as an Ironic "Have" 32:12 - Chapter 9. Harry as a Mediated "Have" Through the Eyes of Marie 36:57 - Chapter 10. Harry as a Mediated "Have" Through the Eyes of Richard Gordon 44:48 - Chapter 11. Hemingway and Joyce's Female Soliloquies
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This course was recorded in Fall 2011.
This course examines major works by Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner, exploring their interconnections on three analytic scales: the macro history of the United States and the world; the formal and stylistic innovations of modernism; and the small details of sensory input and psychic life.
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