The Making of The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: A Visit to Cuba


Hemingway’s home outside Havana, the Finca Vigía, turned into a shrine and museum shortly after the writer’s death, and all of Hemingway’s documents there were turned over to the Republic of Cuba. It wasn’t until 2002 that the contents were opened to a team of American scholars, including Sandra Spanier, General Editor of The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, Volume I: 1907-1922. Now, more than 3,000 pages of documents from the Finca have been conserved – including one of the largest cadres of letters.

Watch footage of the letters in their Havana home, taken from one of Sandra’s study trips to the Finca.

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