Saturday, June 6, 2009

Hemingway, a Wet Dream and Nazis

Entrance to Ernesto Hemingway's Finca Vigía
June brings at least three anniversaries in Ernest Hemingway lore:
* The 110th anniversary of Hemingway's birth
* The 80th anniversary since the publication of A Farewell to Arms
* The 70th anniversary of Hemingway's move to Cuba
An international meeting celebrating Ernest Hemingway is set for June 18 to June 21 in Cuba, according to this article.
Cuba specialists are going to talk about Hemingway's work. Among them: Susan Wrynn of the John F. Kennedy Museum and Library, which has a huge Hemingway archive, architect William Dupont and professor Andrew Feldman.

Ernesto Hemingway's desk

Workers have been busy restoring Hemingway's yacht, El Pilar. The yacht is at Hemingway's old Cuba residence, Finca Vigía, or Lookout Ranch. Hemingway used El Pilar to pursue Nazi submarines along Cuban coasts during World War II.

El Pilar

Also this month, 21 teams of fishermen from at least a dozen countries have been competing in the 59th Ernest Hemingway International Billfish Tournament. The three-day contest ended June 5.
Three American teams competed: Wet Dream, Brittney Jean and Bright Hour. Wet Dream was leading after the first day, according to the International Press Center in Havana. I haven't seen the final scores.

View of El Pilar's interior

In May, Wet Dream scored the most points in the Islamorada Presidential Sailfish Tournament. Wet Dream is ranked 25th in the South Florida Sailfish Series.

Links:

April 2, 2009 - Hemingway, Che and Fidel: Holy Trinity?
Sept. 20, 2008 - La Bodeguita: A famed Hemingway watering hole

7 comments:

M Denise C said...

Thanks for the latest pictures from the Finca. Those symbols on the Pilar are unusual. I will have to look those up as I remember reading about them previously. Now up is the Carl Eby book on Ernest's hair fetish . . .

Tracey Eaton said...

Hair fetish? I didn't know about that...

M Denise C said...

Yes, once you read a lot of his oevre, you begin to really see it. It's even in the short stories and A Moveable Feast. Read his book The Garden of Eden that was published posthumously and a whole new study of Hemingway is needed . . .

M Denise C said...

I misspelled "oeuvre."

Tracey Eaton said...

Hey, I didn't even know what the word means, so feel free to misspell it...I'm not going to know the difference...

Tracey Eaton said...

Of course, then I looked it up

M Denise C said...

Something else to read or read about is the book Strange Tribe by John Hemingway, Ernesto's grandson and son of Gigi. It is also very enlightening and revealing.

I hate it when I misspell.