An Introduction

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Portrait of Hemingway with Gregorio Fuentes, Cuban Fisherman thought to be the inspiration behind The Old Man and the Sea. Photo by Chandler Culotta, Hemingway House, Key West, 2021. 

On this page we are highlighting the exhibit of drawings by Guy Harvey that represent the full narrative of The Old Man and the Sea. These were on display at the Customs House Museum in Key West, 2021.

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"There are many good fishermen and some great ones. But there is only one you" (23).

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"The setting of the sun is a difficult time for all fish" (73).
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“Perhaps I should not have been a fisherman, he thought. But that was the thing I was born for” (50). 

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