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By Linda Wagner-Martin

The 1999 Hemingway centennial marks the appropriate time for the reevaluation of his place as America's optimum modernist author. those essays, all written specifically for this assortment, plumb unexplored ancient information of Hemingway's lifestyles to light up new and infrequently unforeseen dimensions of the strength of his literary accomplishment. Discussing biographical information of his own lifestyles in addition to the subtleties of his personality, the textual content incorporates a variety of interesting photographs and pictures.

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In June, with a sizable advance from Look magazine to do a series of articles on a return safari to the Serengeti, Ernest and Mary left Havana for Europe and eventually Africa. Beginning with the Pamplona feria, Hemingway returned for the first time since 1931 to the Spanish bullfight circuit, which he and Mary followed for a month. By September they were in Kenya on safari that did not end until January 21, when Ernest treated Mary to a small-plane trip to see Africa from the air. Two days later at Murchison Falls, the plane struck a telegraph wire and crashlanded.

Soon afterward, the Hemingway party, bruised but alive, boarded another small plane, which crashed in flames on takeoff. More death notices appeared, but Hemingway again survived, badly injured internally and with serious burns. The couple returned to Venice to recuperate until Ernest was ready to drive back to Spain in May. On June 6, 1954, they departed Europe for Havana, where on October 28 Ernest received news that he had been awarded the Nobel Price for Literature, but he could not make the trip to Stockholm because of poor health.

13 In those first eight months of 1942, when attack ships and planes were few and their crews inexperienced with new electronic gear, U-boat commanders were earning Iron Crosses on every trip west. Although Havana and other Cuban A Brief Biography 39 ports did not contribute to the tanker traffic, the island, which barricaded a major section of the Gulf, had primary shipping lanes on all sides. In June and July of 1942, more than thirty ships were torpedoed within easy reach of the Cuban coast.

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