Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hemingway Days

"It's enough for you to do it once for a few men to remember you. But if you do it year after year, then many people remember you and they tell it to their children, and their children and grandchildren remember and, if it concerns books, they can read them. And if it's good enough, it will last as long as there are human beings."
-Ernest Hemingway

Every July the Florida Keys celebrate the life and writings of the Nobel Prize winning author Ernest Hemingway. If you were to visit Key West, you could tour the Hemingway Home and Museum to see the famous polydactyl cats (cats with extra toes, not, unfortunately, cats crossed with flying dinosaurs). If you arrive in Florida for the official celebrations, be sure to catch the Hemingway look-alike contest.

We have multiple copies of Mr. Hemingway's books and short stories available at Carnegie-Stout, as well as biographies and histories about Hemingway and his works. Just in case you want to start planning for next year (or you can get away at a moment's notice), be sure to check out our Florida Travel Guides as well!

The Old Man and the Sea cover was illustrated by Katie Grip

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