Ernest Hemingway in Cuba

April 2, 2019 | 2 books mentioned

Not everyone knows that Ernest Hemingway spent more than 20 years living in Cuba, at Finca Vigía on the edge of Havana. Now, a restoration center has opened on the property where Hemingway wrote The Old Man and the Sea, A Moveable Feast, and Islands in the Stream, with holdings that include manuscripts, letters, and photographs belonging to the writer. It’s been noted that the whole process would have been much easier if, ahem, someone hadn’t been tightening the U.S. trade embargo with Cuba again… But officials involved hope that projects like this one might eventually help foster better relations between the two countries.

Image credit: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

is a staff writer for The Millions. Born and raised in New York, she now lives in the Midwest, where she is a PhD student in American literature.

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