Kurious Kitty is torn in regard to Ernest Hemingway--she appreciates the man for his love of cats, but, she's not too crazy about his work. That's not to say she doesn't think he was a good writer, just that she's not interested in many of the manly-man topics he wrote about. (Don't you hate people who refer to themselves in the third person! I promise, I won't do it again--at least not in this post.)
Hemingway led an interesting life that found him in Africa, France, Cuba, Spain, as well as the United States at different times during his life. Visit our biography section [B HEM] for two of Hemingway's memoirs, Green Hills of Africa, which covers his hunting safari in Africa, and A Moveable Feast, which is a look into Paris during the 1920s.
One of Hemingway's sons, Gregory (in photo at the top), wrote about his father in Papa: A Personal Memoir [813.5 HEM].
Our fiction section [F HEM] carries more than a dozen Hemingway novel and short story titles. We even have short stories of Ernest Hemingway in Chinese!--Hai Ming Wei Duan Pian Xiao Shuo [CHINESE F HEM].
Recently, I read that many Hemingway papers and photographs were rescued from his home in Cuba. They had been headed toward almost certain destruction from heat, dampness, and insects. A miraculous cooperative measure between the U.S. and Cuba has saved the papers and photos, and digitized them for scholarly study.
Did you know that 45 minutes away from us is a collection of Hemingway's papers? You'll find it at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. (The photos found on today's post are from there.) Make a point of visiting the JFK Library one day soon for a look at
the most comprehensive body of Hemingway material currently available in one place.