Havana, Jun 20 – Ernest Hemingway’s work and the heritage value of Finca Vigia, his home for nearly two decades in Cuba, generate interest in the International Conference dedicated to the Nobel Prizewinner for Literature, which opens in this capital today.A large delegation of 38 Americans, including experts from the Kennedy Library and the Northeast Center for the Document Conservation in Andover, Massachusetts, institutions collaborating together with researchers from the island in preserving the legacy of the author of Las nieves del Kilimanjaro (The Snows of Kilimanjaro), are attending the meeting.
Researchers from Canada, Japan, Italy and Ireland are also attending the event, at Palacio O Farrill Hotel in the Havana’s historic center, a few meters from Ambos Mundos Hotel, where the writer was staying before settling at Finca Vigia, in San Francisco de Paula.
For four days, a broad academic and cultural program will be displayed, with several conferences, presentation of texts, audiovisual showing, and staging. The conference The Old Man and the Sea, a testimony of faithfulness, by Venezuelan academic Ivan Gomez, as well as a lecture on the architectural values of Finca Vigia, in charge of academic Michael Connor, are included in the theoretical program.
One of the attractions of the first day will be the tour of the sites that recreate the life of this author through Havana, such as La Bodeguita del Medio and Floridita bar-restaurants, where he delighted in daiquiri, cocktail drinks mixing Havana Club rum with lemon juice.
The 14th Ernest Hemingway International Colloquium honors the 90th anniversary of the publication of his first book Three Stories and Ten Poems and the six decades of the Pulitzer Prize.
Source: Prensa Latina