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Internacional Colloquium on Ernest Hemingway Begins in Havana
An international colloquium on renowned American writer Ernest Hemingway will begin on Thursday in Havana, where participants will discuss several topics such as the recovery and digitalization of some 10,000 documents of the prestigious writer by Cuban and American experts.

The event, the 12th of its kind organized by the Cuban National Heritage Council, the Finca Vigia Museum and the Hemingway Chair of the Jose Marti Internacional Journalism Institute, will take place until next Sunday at the Ambos Mundos hotel in Old Havana. Researchers from various countries will participate in the meeting to analyze nearly 20 papers on the life and work of the author of For Whom the Bell Tolls.

The traditional event will also serve to celebrate the 110 birthday anniversary of the so-called Bronze God of American contemporary literature, who lived in Cuba for almost 22 years. Delegates will also analyze the influence of Cuba on Hemingway The Old Man and the Sea as well as his links with Cuban intellectual circles and the preservation of his legacy in Cuba and the United States.

During the event, an exhibition called Hemingway and Cinema will also be inaugurated at Finca Vigia, where the author of A Farewell to Arms took up residence exactly 70 years ago. The Finca Vigia Museum, in the locality of San Francisco de Paula in Havana, treasures a vast collection of materials related to Hemingway that are preserved with dedication and the cooperation of several Cuban institutions.

The museum was recently restored 47 years after its inauguration. Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954.


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