Category: Ernest Hemingway

¡Feliz Compleaños, Ernesto!

Enjoy a few of my favorite photos of writer Ernest Miller Hemingway (EMH) to celebrate his birthday. EMH was born on July 21, 1899. His work is still in a resurgent phase and remains relevant. I am taking a non-credit course to study The Sun Also Rises and to celebrate the Fiesta de San Fermin…

2016 Reflections on the A to Z Challenge

The April 2016 A to Z Challenge is finished–my third A to Z Challenge to be completed–and I am happy about this because I often sign up for blogging challenges and then do nothing. I mean nothing–except for this challenge. I chose the topic of Ernest Hemingway (EMH) this year, after no set topic the…

Zaragoza, Spain

When EMH was younger and going to see the corrida de toros (bullfights) in various cities in Spain, one of these cities was Zaragoza, the capital city of Aragon. This city has a basilica and shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary called Our Lady of the Pillar (Pilar in Spanish). Mary was said to have…

Young Writer’s Reading List

One of my favorite stories related to EMH is how a young man, Arnold Samuelson, showed up on the writer’s doorstep in Key West after hitchhiking across the country. Samuelson was a writer (but really just a 22-year-old hobo) and wanted to talk to EMH and get his advice. So Samuelson showed up at the house…

Xenophobia and Leopoldina

I found an article in the Hemingway Review written by Andrew Feldman and published in the Fall 2011 edition of the journal entitled “Leopoldina Rodríguez: Hemingway’s Cuban Lover?” EMH was friends with and used the services of prostitutes when he lived in Cuba. EMH had nicknames for people (besides for himself) and he was friends…