The Resource Hemingway's Cuban son : reflections on the writer by his longtime Majordomo, René Villarreal & Raúl Villarreal, (electronic resource)

Hemingway's Cuban son : reflections on the writer by his longtime Majordomo, René Villarreal & Raúl Villarreal, (electronic resource)

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Hemingway's Cuban son : reflections on the writer by his longtime Majordomo
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Hemingway's Cuban son
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reflections on the writer by his longtime Majordomo
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René Villarreal & Raúl Villarreal
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eng
Summary
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
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digitized
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
813/.52
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3515.E37
LC item number
Z914 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
Hemingway's Cuban son : reflections on the writer by his longtime Majordomo, René Villarreal & Raúl Villarreal, (electronic resource)
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Hemingway's Cuban son : reflections on the writer by his longtime Majordomo, René Villarreal & Raúl Villarreal, (electronic resource)
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
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1 online resource (x, 157 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
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online
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9781612775722
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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illustrations.
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Electronic reproduction.
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  • (Sirsi) f742516876
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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