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Introduction: Hemingway and Key West Literature

Kirk Curnutt

in Key West Hemingway: A Reassessment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033556
eISBN:
9780813038353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033556.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The essays in this volume originated at the Eleventh Biennial Ernest Hemingway Society Conference. Held at the Casa Marina Hotel in Key West in June 2004, the event was attended by more than 250 ... More


Key West Hemingway: A Reassessment

Kirk Curnutt and Gail Sinclair (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033556
eISBN:
9780813038353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033556.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Conventional wisdom holds that Hemingway's Key West years were among his least productive, and many are dismissive of the works he produced during that time. In this collection, several Hemingway ... More


A Key West Girl

Ernest Hemingway

in Key West Hemingway: A Reassessment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033556
eISBN:
9780813038353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033556.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The first part of this book, “Hemingway in the Keys”, explores how the city shaped the writer's life from 1928 on. This chapter, a previously unpublished sketch from the early 1930s, reveals ... More


Letters and Literary Tourism: Hemingway as Your Key West Correspondent in “The Sights of Whitehead Street”

E. Stone Shiflet and Kirk Curnutt

in Key West Hemingway: A Reassessment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033556
eISBN:
9780813038353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033556.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter offers a historical-rhetorical analysis of one specific Esquire contribution, “The Sights of Whitehead Street,” in which Hemingway went to farcical extremes to decry his newfound status ... More


Only in Key West: Hemingway’s Fortunate Isle

Lawrence R. Broer

in Key West Hemingway: A Reassessment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033556
eISBN:
9780813038353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033556.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter counterintuitively argues that, more than other Hemingway haunts, Key West “harmonized tensions within his complex nature,” allowing him to strike a balance between the “conflicting ... More


Key West as Carnival: Hemingway and the Commodification of Celebrity

Russ Pottle

in Key West Hemingway: A Reassessment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033556
eISBN:
9780813038353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033556.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the touristic appropriation of Hemingway since 1961. Specifically, it confronts the scholarly insistence that the commercialization of the writer degrades his literary status. ... More


907 Whitehead Street

Carol Hemingway

in Key West Hemingway: A Reassessment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033556
eISBN:
9780813038353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033556.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The previous chapter's critique is furthered in this chapter by Ernest Hemingway's wife, Carol, who depicts the dangers of literary exploitation by illuminating the gap between her husband's memories ... More


Exile and Revolution: Jose D. Poyo, Key West, and Cuban Independence

Gerald E. Poyo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049182
eISBN:
9780813050027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049182.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Key West’s importance to the career of Cuba’s national hero José Martí and other prominent independence leaders is well recognized, but less understood was the community’s distinctive ideological ... More


The End of Some Things: Hemingway’s Decade of Loss

Gail D. Sinclair

in Key West Hemingway: A Reassessment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033556
eISBN:
9780813038353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033556.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In contrast with the previous chapter, this chapter examines the toll of relationships lost or severed during this period. Starting with his father's death shortly after Hemingway's arrival and ... More


Mr. Flagler's St. Augustine

Thomas Graham

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049373
eISBN:
9780813050157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049373.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book is a sympathetic, personal biography of Henry M. Flagler during the years after he left Standard Oil to pursue his second career as builder of Florida. This is also a narrative history of ... More


The Challenge of Key West, 1903–1906

Thomas Graham

in Mr. Flagler's St. Augustine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049373
eISBN:
9780813050157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049373.003.0020
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

After 1900, tourism increased in St. Augustine, but the town catered less to upper than to middle class Americans. The Alligator Farm enjoyed great popularity with visitors. The artists’ colony in ... More


Red Florida in the Caribbean Red: Hispanic Anarchist Transnational Networks and Radical Politics, 1880s–1920s

Kirwin R. Shaffer

in Writing Revolution: Hispanic Anarchism in the United States

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042744
eISBN:
9780252051609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042744.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter shows how anarchists in Florida played important roles in the Caribbean, the Cuban War for Independence in the 1890s, the early years of anarchist organization in Cuba after the U.S. ... More


Why Esquire?: The Multiple Voices of Hemingway’s Complex Public Persona

John J. Fenstermaker

in Key West Hemingway: A Reassessment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033556
eISBN:
9780813038353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033556.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter refutes the critical commonplace that Hemingway's Esquire contributions suffer from an excessively macho presentation, insisting instead that the author crafted several different ... More


Final Days, 1912–1913

Thomas Graham

in Mr. Flagler's St. Augustine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049373
eISBN:
9780813050157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049373.003.0022
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In January 1912, Flagler's railroad reached Key West, and Flagler arrived to a triumphant reception. President Taft visited St. Augustine. In March 1913, Flagler fell in Whitehall and was confined to ... More


Beleaguered Modernists: Hemingway, Stevens, and the Left

Milton A. Cohen

in Key West Hemingway: A Reassessment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033556
eISBN:
9780813038353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033556.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter expands the focus from the personal to the political by comparing Hemingway to Wallace Stevens. Despite their 1936 fistfight, the two writers suffered a similar crisis of conscience that ... More


On to Miami, 1896–1897

Thomas Graham

in Mr. Flagler's St. Augustine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049373
eISBN:
9780813050157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049373.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Flagler organized his hotel and railroad into an integrated “system” for efficiency. His railroad took the name Florida East Coast Railway. In 1896, St. Augustine opened a bridge to Anastasia Island. ... More


Black Cubans in the United States

Anne Fountain

in José Martí, the United States, and Race

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049748
eISBN:
9780813050447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049748.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In the United States, Martí was able to work closely and have sustained contacts with Afro-Antilleans. He collaborated with an Afro-Cuban, Rafael Serra, at La Liga de Instrucción, an educational ... More


Weyler Is Coming!

Wenceslao Gálvez y Delmonte

in Tampa: Impressions of an Emigrant

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066639
eISBN:
9780813058788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066639.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

When the Spanish colonial government escalated the war with Cuban independence forces by sending Valeriano Weyler “the Butcher” to contain the conflict, many emigrated from Cuba to to join the ... More


Anarchism and the End of Empire: José Cayetano Campos, Labor, and Cuba Libre

Christopher J. Castañeda

in Writing Revolution: Hispanic Anarchism in the United States

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042744
eISBN:
9780252051609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042744.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This essay examines the conflict that arose among some Spanish-born (peninsular) cigar makers in New York and Cuban separatists. During the 1890s, a vibrant anarchist community developed in Brooklyn, ... More


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