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Key West Hemingway: A Reassessment

Kirk Curnutt and Gail Sinclair


Conventional wisdom holds that Hemingway's Key West years were among his least productive, and many are dismissive of the works he produced during that time. In this collection, several Hemingway scholars focus on his overlooked short stories and essays, especially those written for Esquire from 1933 to 1936. They demonstrate how the island inspired some of his most vivid work and discuss how the “Hemingway industry” continues to endure.

Keywords: Hemingway, Key West, Esquire, Hemingway industry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780813033556
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813033556.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kirk Curnutt, editor
Troy University

Gail Sinclair, editor

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Kirk Curnutt

I Hemingway in the Keys

1 A Key West Girl

Ernest Hemingway

2 907 Whitehead Street

Carol Hemingway

3 Only in Key West

Lawrence R. Broer

4 The End of Some Things

Gail D. Sinclair

5 Beleaguered Modernists

Milton A. Cohen

II Revisionary Readings of To Have and Have Not

7 Harry and the Pirates

Susan F. Beegel

8 Tropical Iceberg

Steve Paul

11 Hemingway, Faulkner, and Hawks

Mimi Reisel Gladstein

III Tourism, Celebrity, Natural Disaster

13 Why Esquire?

John J. Fenstermaker

14 Letters and Literary Tourism

E. Stone Shiflet, and Kirk Curnutt

IV Destination: Hemingway