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His works leave me cold, too. But all this information was fascinating.
By: Rita McGregor on June 6, 2016
Did you dip a foot in his pool?
By: Daniel LaFrance on June 6, 2016
I never toured the house, but have seen it from the outside. As for his writings, I like the Nick Adam stories (written after WW1). I've also been by his cabin on Walloon Lake in Michigan and spent several summers in Ketchum ID, where he ended up taking his life.
By: Sage on June 6, 2016
He and his wife sure had a pissing contest going on, didn't they? Cool place. Nice they let the cats stay and breed.
By: Alex J. Cavanaugh on June 6, 2016
I didn't get to the Hemingway House, so thanks so much for this tour and your insights. I thought, "Oh, I should pick up Hemingway again." Then I finished reading your post and thought, "Maybe not!"
By: Mitchell is Moving on June 6, 2016
I love the tour of Key West. Many of the things you describe here I didn't know. I love Hemingway's style. I recently read A Movable Feast and the Sun Also Rises as well as a short story about a fly fishing trip to Spain. They all blew me away.
By: Rick Watson on June 6, 2016
I've had 5 toed cats- they are a bit silly looking- but I always thought they would be good baseball catchers! Thanks for the tour- I loved the Sun Also Rises but that was it for me.
By: Kathe W. on June 6, 2016
Not a great writer, but a fascinating man!!
By: fishducky on June 6, 2016
I would want to see that too though like you I'm not a fan of Hemingway.
By: Patrick Dilloway on June 6, 2016
Thanks for the tour and splendid photos of the Hemingway home and Sloppy Joes. We love that house and could imagine being quite comfortable writing and partying there. BTW we have a polydactyl named Hemingway but he is not much of a writer. EH was a writer that people embraced or did not. There is very little middle ground on his literature. I'm in the camp of those who admire his lean style which forced or birthed a new kind of commercial literature genre.He did a great deal with simple declaratives and a keen eye. Fascinating man for sure. Glad you made it to the home.
By: Tom Cochrun on June 6, 2016
I must re-read one of Hemingway's classics and see if I am as underwhelmed as you. And these freak cats...how cool! You never fail to leave me a little more knowledgeable after reading one of your posts. And for the record, a builder friend of mine had a urinal installed in his garage so he could work on his classic cars without having to go inside to relieve himself. It seems his wife frowned on his greasyness traipsing through her house. :)
By: scott park on June 6, 2016
I had to read his works for college. I do like The Old Man and The Sea. He was a very colorful man..a bit too chauvinistic for this day and age.
By: Tabor on June 6, 2016
Fascinating read into the life and times of Hemmingway in Key West. Thanks for all the details. Now I'm intrigued to go and visit Hemmingway's house too.
By: Michael Offutt on June 6, 2016
Interesting man for sure. I'm not much of a reader, but I did like "The Old Man and The Sea" very much.
By: cranky on June 6, 2016
The Old Man and The Sea is a favorite of mine, too. While i've never been to the house, i've seen many pictures of the cats.
By: messymimi on June 6, 2016
I've never liked Hemingway's writing, but I would like to visit his house. Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on June 6, 2016
I never read him, so I can't review his works. But I DID know about his cats! The rest of it? Just as fascinating as the cats.
By: Val on June 6, 2016
interesting but not a big fan of Hemingway.
By: Ellen Abbott on June 7, 2016
I never liked his writing either - I couldn't keep track of who was saying what!
By: The Bug on June 7, 2016
Sloppy Joe's is a fantastic place! I had a great time there. Or so I've been told.
By: Al Penwasser on June 7, 2016
I enjoy his writing and reading about this drunkard. I would like him more if he wasn't such an avid hunter. His cats are famous as well as his exploits. His wife had a good sense of humour.
By: Birgit Bedesky on June 7, 2016
We had lunch at Sloppy Joe's, but missed going to Hemingway's house (we looked at it from the outside). Now I want to go back and visit it. Well that, and that tombstone...
By: Pixel Peeper on June 7, 2016
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