Historian to discuss Hemingway in Cuba

Tarleton State University

Monday, January 13, 2014

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Tarleton historian Dr. T. Lindsay Baker will discuss his recent study tour of Cuba and sites associated with writer Ernest Hemingway at a free presentation at 7 p.m., Jan. 17, at the Dora Lee Langdon Cultural Center in Granbury.

Hemingway visited many times and lived in Cuba off-and-on from the 1930s to 1960.
 Hemingway loved the island, its culture and people, and considered himself an adopted Cuban. One of his best known novels, The Old Man and the Sea, which won a Pulitzer Price in 1952, was set there, and other novels were written there.

In 2013, Baker and other Texas scholars spent a week in Cuba following the “trail” of Ernest Hemingway, including the places he resided, about which he wrote, and even to bars that he frequented, many of which are still in business.

Baker holds the W.K. Gordon Endowed Chair in Texas Industrial History at Tarleton. He has written more than 20 books on the history of Texas and the American West, and he edits the Tarleton series for the Texas A&M University Press. An elected member of the Texas Institute of Letters, he served for four years as a member of its board of directors.

For more information, contact Joel Back at the Langdon Center at 817-279-1164 or back@tarleton.edu.


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