Wheeler has followed Hemingway's path across continents, from La Closerie des Lilas Café in Paris to Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West to El Floridita in Havana, seeking to capture through photography and the written word the essence of one of the greatest writers in the English language. Now, in Hemingway's Havana, Wheeler reveals the beauty of Cuba, an island nation whose deep relationship with the sea came to fascinate and inspire the writer. Wheeler portrays the intimate connection Hemingway had with the land, the sea, the people, the culture, and the politics of Cuba.
SubtitleA Reflection of the Writers Life in Cuba
AuthorBy Robert Wheeler, Foreword by América Fuentes
Published20 March 2018
Dimensions7.50 x 9.25in.
About the author
Robert Wheeler is a teacher, writer, photographer, husband, and father. He has been a Hemingway enthusiast ever since reading his first Hemingway novel in 1986. For the past ten years, he has been a professor at Southern New Hampshire University where he teaches courses in writing and on Hemingway. He lives by the sea in New Castle, New Hampshire with his wife, Meme, and his daughters, Emma and Helen.
"Roberto’s words and images of my homeland are eloquently and beautifully balanced and exist in harmony like the ocean and the sky. His images and words are fused with the same magic, elusiveness and beauty of the island of Cuba and its people."—Raul Villarreal, author of Hemingway's Cuban Sun
"Robert Wheeler's words and photographs have given an honest and clear picture of the Hemingway that my grandfather loved, and of the Hemingway that we Cubans—especially the fishermen from Cojimar, who want his memory to remain alive—still hold dear."—from the foreword by América Fuentes, grandson of Gregorio Fuentes, captain of Hemingway's boat, Pilar
Praise for Hemingway's Paris:
"Achingly effective." —Booklist, Starred Review
"Is Hemingway's Paris ambitious? Yes. Does it work? Absolutely." —Huffington Post
"By showing us the Paris that Hemingway saw, walked through, and loved, Robert Wheeler gives us a more complete picture than we have had of this legendary and complicated American writer." —Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University
"This book evokes not only the beauty of Paris but especially of Hemingway's remembrance of the early Paris years and his formation as a modernist writer. The exquisite photography and the evocative beauty of the prose bring out the very best of what Paris has to offer: past, present, and, forever, the future. Read this book and savor Hemingway's city." —James Meredith, president, the Ernest Hemingway Foundation and Society
"Wheeler's photographs of Hemingway's Paris are a gritty illustration of what Perkins saw in Hemingway's writing." —Jenny Phillips, grand-daughter of Hemingway's longtime editor, Maxwell Perkins
"In this photographic tribute to Ernest Hemingway, Robert Wheeler uses his unerring eye and masterly vision to bring us Paris, city of literature and romance, in a unique and charming way. Inspired by A Moveable Feast, the crisp black-and-white images and accompanying narrative give us an original insight into both beloved city and renowned author. A delightful experience!" —Valerie Hemingway, author of Running with the Bulls: My Years with the Hemingways
"If you're interested in Hemingway or Paris, this book is a must read." —Sun Also Rises (blog)