Hemingway’s Documents Found in Cuba Have Been Digitized

Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway

In October 2011, I had read an article in Vanity Fair that detailed how Jenny Phillips, the granddaughter of Maxwell Perkins, Hemingway’s editor, orchestrated the rescue of documents stored in the author’s Cuban home, la Finca Vigia. I found it fascinating that there were still papers Hemingway wrote that nobody had seen. On February 10, 2014, a New York Times article announced that these documents have been digitized and are now available on  the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum website. I was a bit disappointed that no manuscript was found, but these papers still give us a glimpse of the author’s day-to-day life. I know what I’ll be doing in the next few hours…

The New York Times article:  A Mutable Feast

Written by Cecile

Cécile Sune was born in Lyon, France, and her obsession with books started when she was 14. Her grandparents had lent her Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, and she spent part of the summer indoors reading. Needless to say, her tan didn't really improve that year! It was also around that time that Cécile fell in love with the English language. Several years later, in 1999, Cécile moved to Toronto, Canada, with her cat and 5 suitcases. Her love of reading greatly increased when she discovered that English books were much cheaper than French novels. In 2013, she decided to start a blog to share her passion. Cécile now lives in Ottawa, Canada, with her husband and their daughter, and works as a freelance translator (CS Revision).


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