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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Hemingway & Gellhorn- A Look at the Life of a Writer

Photo taken at Ernest Hemingway's writing studio at Hemingway House in Key West, Fla.
HBO recently released its new film Hemingway & Gellhorn, which is directed by Phillip Kaufman and provides a look into the lives of Ernest Hemingway and his third wife, journalist Martha Gellhorn. Starring Clive Owen as Hemingway and Nicole Kidman as Gellhorn, the film follows the literary pair throughout their relationship, including through Spain during the Spanish Civil War and later China, where Gellhorn continued her work for Collier's magazine as a war correspondent. Throughout the movie, we are given a look at the life of writers as they struggle to find inspiration and accept the critiques and reviews that come with publishing their works. Hemingway credits Gellhorn for inspiring him to write For Whom the Bell Tolls, a Pulitzer Prize nominated novel. Writers and readers alike will be intrigued by the images into Hemingway's personal life and the tumultuous relationship of these two two successful writers.

Last summer, I had the opportunity to visit The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum in Key West, Fla. This house was his home from 1931 to 1939 and is well worth the visit if you are in the Keys for a glimpse inside Hemingway's writing studio featured in the pictures in this post.

Happy Reading!
Rebecca

Hemingway's writing studio at Hemingway House in Key West, Fla.
Hemingway's writing studio at Hemingway House in Key West, Fla.
Cats on the grounds of Hemingway House at Key West, Fla.
   

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