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Hemingway Adventure

Chapter 7: Cuba

 
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Michael Palin - Hemingway AdventureOn 28 March 1928, Hemingway wrote to his new wife Pauline from the Royal Mail steam packet Orita, westbound from La Rochelle:

‘We are five or ten days out on our trip or tripe to Cuba … I have often wondered what I should do with the rest of my life and now I know - I shall try and reach Cuba.’

Though the letter was mainly a moan about the slow progress and lack of creature comforts aboard the Orita it was oddly prescient.

Twelve years later, with the help of Martha Gellhorn, his third wife, Hemingway bought a house in a village on the outskirts of Havana in which he lived for the next twenty years - the most permanent home of his life.

I’d never been to Cuba until Hemingway lured me there in August and September, the hottest months of the year and the start of the hurricane season.
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PALIN'S GUIDES

  • Series: Hemingway Adventure
  • Chapter: Chapter 7: Cuba
  • Country/sea: Cuba
  • Place: Havana
  • Book page no: 199

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