Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Importance of Being Ernest

If you want to catch a glimpse into the ugly preppy of the 1930's, read Hemingway's "To Have and Have Not."

the first edition cover

It's an earnest look at the American social class system of the 1930s in all of its ugliness glory. It still resonates today as it depicts the tired working class just trying to make it in this world and the sniveling privileged class who tread all over them.

(Oh and it has sex, boats, booze, and beatings in it, too. Hard to find fault with that!)

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