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9781612775739 - Raul Villarreal: Hemingway's Cuban Son
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Raul Villarreal (?):

Hemingway's Cuban Son (2011) (?)

ISBN: 9781612775739 (?) or 161277573X, in english, Kent State University Press, Kent State University Press, Kent State University Press, New, ebook, digital download

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This is the story of a poor young Cuban boy who grew into a man and gained the trust and respect of a famous American author whom he loved like a father. A man he called 'Papa."-from the Preface: In 1996 René Villarreal returned to Cuba to retrieve his memoir of his life with Ernest Hemingway at the Finca Vigia. Sadly he learned that the manuscript and photographs had been lost. Determined to tell his story Villarreal together with his son Raúl set about rewriting the account of how he came to be Ernest Hemingway's majordomo confidant and friend-his Cuban son. Hemingway called - El Americano - by the Cubans moved into the Finca Vigia an estate outside of Havana in 1939. He allowed the village children to play on his property and they soon became fixtures caring for his pets performing odd jobs and running errands. Hemingway recognized René as especially responsible and attentive and made him household manager or majordomo in 1946 when René was only seventeen. For the next fifteen years René ran the Finca tending to Hemingway and his wife Mary and their visiting family and distinguished guests. Villarreal's clear recollections offer up humorous stories of escapades and adventures with Hemingway as well as insightful comments on the writer's work habits moods passions and friendships. He also writes of Cuba before and after the revolution capturing so well the sense of place and time. Scholars and readers of Hemingway worldwide will be caught up in this compelling story of a great friendship and will find insight into this complicated fascinating brilliant writer.
9781612775739 - Villarreal, Raul: Hemingway´s Cuban Son
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Villarreal, Raul (?):

Hemingway´s Cuban Son (?)

ISBN: 9781612775739 (?) or 161277573X, in english, New, ebook, digital download

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