Summary and Analysis Chapters 6 and 7
Hemingway finally admits that the racetrack has taken over his life. Rather than pretending that it is just “racing,” he faces that it is in fact the gambling that he is obsessed with—gambling with money that he cannot really afford to waste. He mentions that Hadley enjoyed it but did not love it as Hemingway did. He hints that even though racing never came between them, it did become personified as a lover that was destroying their marriage ever so subtly. He attempts to justify his time spent at the track by writing about it, but (as he foreshadows) those stories would be eventually lost, just as the time and the money spent on gambling was. He meets a friend, Mike Ward, for lunch and they...
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