Ernest Hemingway — Cuba 1949

“ I’m trying to knock Mr Shakespeare on his ass!”

Early in 1949 Ernest Hemingway did manage to get Adriana out of his head long enough to do some serious work on Islands in the Stream and wrote to Charles Scribner telling him he was now hard at work again on his war trilogy, and was well into the part that covered the time he used his boat Pilar as a sub hunter. He explained to Scribner that he was now working…