Hemingway’s home library

Emily Temple, a writer and senior editor at Lit Hub, describes 20 different rooms where many famous books were written. She includes Ernest Hemingway’s library (pictured below) in Finca Vigía, his home outside Havana, Cuba, where “he wrote seven books, including For whom the bell tolls, A moveable feast, and The old man and the sea, among others.” But Ms Temple mistakenly notes that Hemingway “wrote in the library, which Roxana Robinson describes as ‘a long, pleasant, high-ceilinged room, lined with tall bookcases. In front of the windows is The Desk, huge and magisterial, about ten feet long and three feet wide, and curved like a boomerang. It’s made of dark polished wood, with carved supports at each end. Hemingway sat in the center, the ends curving forward.'” In reality, however, Hemingway did not use “The Desk” to practice his craft. Instead, he wrote in an adjacent room, which was also full of books, and he wrote standing up.

Credit: Jana Crowne

About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.
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