In Habana, Cuba: Ernest Hemingway Documents at the Disposal of Specialists
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- Arts and Culture
- culture an traditions
- North America
- United States
- 01 / 02 / 2009
After the death of the Nobel Literature Prize winner, some 2,000 documents belonging to his mail and to the manuscripts of some of his works, approximately 900 maps, 3,000 photographs, and 9,000 books, magazines and booklets, were left at La Vigia Farm, on the outskirts of Havana, where he lived for several years.
This entire legacy is being preserved, restored, and digitalized by specialists from the Hemmingway Museum, the National Center for Preservation and Restoration, and the Cuban National Council for Cultural Heritage.
Some 3,200 pages of documents are so far reproduced in digital format, like telegrams, letters, and clippings of manuscripts of some of his works, like the epilogue to For Whom the Bells Tolls and the film script of The Old Man and the Sea.
The US narrator bought La Vigia Farm in 1940, and committed suicide on July 2, 1961 in the United States. In compliance with Hemingway’s wishes, his last wife donated the property to the Cuban revolutionary government.