Just as appealing as some
sun & ocean views last week was the chance to tour Ernest Hemingway’s home
and writing studio in Key West, Fla., where he lived and wrote for about a
If you’re interested in
Hemingway and planning your own Key West visit, be sure to also take a look at The Key West Museum of Art &
History in the Custom House. It’s not a
big museum, but its Hemingway room includes some good memorabilia, including
the author’s well-worn boxing gloves, his bloodstained World War I uniform,
and--most memorable of all--a handwritten grade-school essay from his
childhood. At the end of it, little Ernest declares his life goals: to travel
and be a writer.
-- Ron Kovach, senior editor, The Writer
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