The famous American journalist and writer, Ernest Hemingway arrived in Cuba in 1929, and it was love with the island’s good. He himself said: “I love this country and I feel at home”, which he did not know then is that the country also loved and still loves him.
Ernest Hemingway, author of “The Old Man and the Sea” spent over twenty years of his life in Cuba. There he developed much of his work “I always had good luck writing in Cuba,” said the writer in a letter to a friend. “Where a man feels at home, apart from the place where he was born, that is the place he was destined,” he wrote on another occasion, making clear reference to their sense of belonging towards Cuba.
Ciro Bianchi Ross, a student of the life of Hemingway in Cuba journalist, sums it up: in Cuba “made lasting friends, drank and shared his drink with the fishermen of Cojimar and even invented a special daiquiri that bears his name”
In Cuba, Hemingway wrote “The Old Man and the Sea”, work that earned him the Pulitzer Prize precious and gave him the fame that won him the Nobel Prize.
Hemingway footprint on the island is not limited to the work developed there. He also left physical evidence of his life in Cuba, as Finca Vigia, place on the outskirts of Havana where he lived for many years. Arrested in 1939 and today works as Ernest Hemingway Museum. In your hotel room you are on display his typewriter with a sheet of paper, his glasses and a pencil in an urn. In addition to many other artifacts that were part of everyday life of the writer. Bars also boast of being the predilection of American and some even exposed a statue of Hemingway leaning on the bar.
It is known that Hemingway left the island on July 25, 1960 and committed suicide a year later. On the reasons for his departure, there are various theories ranging from pressure from his country to disagreements with the Cuban regime. What is known for certain is that in spite of his death, Hemingway lives forever in every corner of Cuba that endorsed. This year new cultural and political ties are being built between Cuba and the US including many new changes like americans can now make envios a cuba por internet and many more.