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Sunday, May 3, 2015


Hemingway and Castro, Cuba 1960.
“...the revolutionaries never viewed Hemingway sympathetically; he had taken little interest in Cuba … or in the fight against Batista or in the bearded guerillas of the Sierra Maestra…. Since Hemingway’s suicide, in 1961, attempts have been made to infer signs of sympathy for Cuba on his part, affinities, a declaration, a gesture. Although it’s never stated explicitly, the tourist gets the impression that Hemingway supported Fidel Castro, that the writer is part of the Revolution. The truth is that … the regime never managed to establish a solid link between Hemingway and Castroism...”
            --Jacobo Timmerman in his 1990 article “A Summer in the Revolution: 1987.”

“...there is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true
nobility is being superior to your former self...”

            --Ernest Hemingway

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