Hemingway in Cuba by Gerard de Cortanze Book Summary:
He was one of the most colorful authors who ever lived, as fascinating as any character he wrote. "Papa" Ernest Hemingway ran with the bulls in Pamplona, observed and reported on the Spanish Civil War firsthand, avidly hunted and fished, and drank enthusiastically. For over twenty years, until his suicide, he resided in Cuba, a land that he loved and where he was deeply loved in return. This is a history of the profound relationship between country and man, as seen by an author who retraced Hemingway's footsteps, and toured the novelist and adventurer's hideouts and hangouts, all shown in exceptional photographs. Step into the Hotel Ambos Mundos, where he penned his masterpiece For Whom the Bell Tolls, and inside the Floridita, the bar where Hemingway met his friends and downed mojitos. Visit the fishing village of Cojimar, his boat Pilar, and most importantly La Finca Vigia, Hemingway's home--preserved exactly as it was when he lived there. A beautiful evocation of an age gone by, still wonderfully preserved, and an always-compelling writer.
Hemingway In Cuba by Hilary Hemingway Book Summary:
From 1939 to 1960, Ernest Hemingway made Cuba home to his life and work. Upon winning the Nobel Prize, he pronounced himself a "Cubano Sato"—garden variety Cuban—and gave the award to the Cuban people. To this day the Cubans revere "Ernesto," and the country that Hemingway loved remains unchanged in its character and beauty. Hemingway in Cuba is at once a literary journey for Hemingway aficionados and a rich companion to Papa’s time in Cuba and in neighboring Bimini and Key West. Hilary Hemingway gives new insight into her uncle’s life in Cuba, relating tales of his renowned passion for big game fishing, the women who competed for his affection, and the people who came to inhabit novels such as To Have and Have Not and Islands in the Stream. Readers of Hemingway will recognize Cojimar, the small fishing village featured in his best-known work, The Old Man and the Sea, as one example of how Cuba left an indelible mark on his work. In the care of Cuban curators since his death in 1961, Hemingway’s home in Cuba holds a trove of letters, books, and other documents vital to Hemingway scholarship. Hemingway in Cuba features revelations from the curators’ ongoing research at Finca Vigía, as well as details of the Hemingway Project, a historical collaborative agreement that allows select American scholars to examine this cache of Hemingway papers for the first time. Accompanied by 160 archival and contemporary photographs, Hemingway in Cuba is a must-have for the Hemingway enthusiast.
With Hemingway, A Year in Key West and Cuba, LARGE PRINT by Arnold DSamuelson Book Summary:
Large Print Edition. The author Arnold Samuelson signed on as a deckhand on Hemingway's private boat, Pilar, in Key West and Cuba. He learned the secrets of one of America's greatest outdoorsmen and writers, Ernest Hemingway, who shared some of his writing secrets to this young deck hand. (Description by http-mart)
Ernesto: The Untold Story of Hemingway in Revolutionary Cuba by Andrew Feldman Book Summary:
From the first North American scholar permitted to study in residence at Hemingway's beloved Cuban home comes a radically new understanding of “Papa’s” life in CubaErnest Hemingway first landed in Cuba in 1928. In some ways he never left. After a decade of visiting regularly, he settled near Cojímar—a tiny fishing village east of Havana—and came to think of himself as Cuban. His daily life among the common people there taught him surprising lessons, and inspired the novel that would rescue his declining career. That book, The Old Man and the Sea, won him a Pulitzer and, one year later, a Nobel Prize. In a rare gesture of humility, Hemingway announced to the press that he accepted the coveted Nobel “as a citizen of Cojímar.”In Ernesto, Andrew Feldman uses his unprecedented access to newly available archives to tell the full story of Hemingway’s self-professed Cuban-ness: his respect for Cojímar fishermen, his long-running affair with a Cuban lover, the warmth of his adoptive Cuban family, the strong influences on his work by Cuban writers, his connections to Cuban political figures and celebrities, his denunciation of American imperial ambitions, and his enthusiastic role in the revolution. With a focus on the island’s violent political upheavals and tensions that pulled Hemingway between his birthplace and his adopted country, Feldman offers a new angle on our most influential literary figure. Far from being a post-success, pre-suicide exile, Hemingway’s decades in Cuba were the richest and most dramatic of his life, and a surprising instance in which the famous American bully sought redemption through his loyalty to the underdog.
Hemingway's Havana: A Reflection of the Writer’s Life in Cuba by Robert Wheeler Book Summary:
Ernest Hemingway lived in Cuba for more than two decades, longer than anywhere else. He bought a home―naming it the Finca Vigia―with his third wife, Martha Gellhorn and wrote his masterpiece The Old Man and the Sea there. In Cuba, Papa Hemingway found a sense of serenity and enrichment that he couldn’t find anywhere else. Now, through more than a hundred color photographs and accompanying text, Robert Wheeler takes us through the streets and near the water’s edge of Havana, and closer to the relationship Hemingway shared with the Cuban people, their landscape, their politics, and their culture. Wheeler has followed Hemingway’s path across continents―from La Closerie des Lilas Café in Paris to Sloppy Joe’s Bar in Key West to El Floridita in Havana―seeking to capture through photography and the written word the essence of one of the greatest writers in the English language. In Hemingway’s Havana, he reveals the beauty and the allure of Cuba, an island nation whose deep connection with the sea came to fascinate and inspire the writer. The book includes a foreword by América Fuentes who is the granddaughter of the late Gregorio Fuentes, the captain of Hemingway’s boat Pilar and his loyal and close friend.