Hemingway’s Cuba

Finding the Places and People That Influenced the Writer


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About the Book

Ernest Hemingway spent about one-third of his life in Cuba and grew to love the country and its people. This travel narrative follows a journey across the island in search of Hemingway’s Cuba and how it influenced some of his writings. The author seeks out Hemingway’s haunts in Old Havana and his home in Finca Vigía and explores the north coast fishing village of Cojímar, his setting for The Old Man and the Sea. Along the way there are glimpses of Cuban geography and history, as well as the lives of modern Cubans.

About the Author(s)

Dennis L. Noble is retired from the United States Coast Guard. A former librarian and adjunct college professor, he lives in Sequim, Washington.

Bibliographic Details

Dennis L. Noble
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 216
Bibliographic Info: 13 photos, 5 maps, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2016
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6643-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2638-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii
Preface 1
1. Cuba and the Ambos Mundos 5
2. Walking in Hemingway’s Old Havana 18
3. Finca Vigía 46
4. Las Estrellas de Gigi 79
5. Tracking Hemingway Eastward to Santiago de Cuba 91
6. Tracking Hemingway Westward from Santiago de Cuba to Bahía Honda 127
7. Cojímar 144
Appendix A: A Short History of Ernest Hemingway 159
Appendix B: The Hemingway Women 172
Chapter Notes 186
Bibliography 194
Index 201