lunes, 3 de agosto de 2009

US Official Forced Hemingway to Flee Cuba

Havana, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Writer Ernest Hemingway left Cuba suddenly in July, 1960, forced by the US ambassador, says Cuban expert in the US literature bronze god's work.
There has been much speculation about his death in US territory, and also about the causes that led the famous writer to leave La Vigia farm in this capital, leaving all his belongings there, including some of his unfinished novel manuscripts.
Biographers of the writer hold that such decision was due to his frustration, faced with the Cuban Revolution.
However, expert Ada Rosa Alfonso Rosales, director of Ernest Hemingway Museum, asserted that Philip Wilson Bonsal, then US ambassador to Cuba, forced Hemingway to leave the Island, Juventud Rebelde daily said.
The director of the museum, located at La Vigia farm, has based her hypothesis on data found in "Running with the Bulls," a book by Hemingway's last secretary Valerie Dunby-Smith, now Valerie Hemingway.
Hemingway's last secretary, who became his daughter-in-law, because she married his son Gregory after the writer's death, stated it clearly in that text."
She also holds that when the writer arrived in the United States on July 25, 1960, he did not go to his shack in Sun Valley, but stayed in New York and traveled to Spain few days later on August 4.
Besides, he left all his unfinished work here, and a writer does not leave his work behind, even less a writer like Hemingway.
The expert also said the famous US writer had always returning in mind. It was not only about the material things he left.
Hemingway loved La Vigia farm. It was his place for writing and that to which he always returned. It was the place he was proud of.
He said he had 18 different kinds of mango trees there and it was close to Havana and Cojimar, where he used to go sailing on his yacht Pilar.
She also recalled that Hemingway never had problems with the Cuban government, even when he was in the United States, he talked to some of his friends to ask about his possible return and they said he could come back whenever he wanted to.
In one of his books, we found an armband of the 26 de Julio Movement, to which he contribute money.
Hemingway, winner of the 1954 Literature Nobel and the 1953 Pulitzer prizes, shot himself twice in the head on July 2, 1961. Such event is still being the subject of debates nowadays.

1 comentario:

  1. This is the usual script of a totalitarian government like the Cubans' that have forced Cubans to say not what they believe but what the government wants.

    It is so silly to think that a narcissistic like Ernest Hemingway was pushed to leave Cuba by he U.S. Ambassador when there is nothing in American laws to forced him. Another fabrication of a dictator's regimen where everything is seen by its own mirrow.