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PHOTOS: JFK Library archives will help bring Ernest Hemingway to life

Published on Apr 05, 2021 09:14 PM IST

A new documentary on Ernest Hemingway — powered by vast but little-known archives kept at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston — is shedding new light on the acclaimed novelist. “Hemingway,” by longtime collaborators Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, premiering on PBS on three consecutive nights starting April 5, takes a more nuanced look at the author and his longstanding reputation as an alcoholic, adventurer, outdoorsman and bullfight-loving misogynist who struggled with internal turmoil that eventually led to his death by suicide at age 61. The truth about the man many consider America’s greatest 20th-century novelist — whose concise writing style made him an outsized celebrity who became a symbol of unrepentant American masculinity — is much more complex, Novick said.

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This 1918 photo provided by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation from the Ernest Hemingway Collection shows Ernest Hemingway on crutches in Milan, Italy, where he was convalescing after being wounded while serving as an ambulance driver during World War I. A new three-part documentary about Hemingway, which relied heavily on the archives at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, debuts April 5, 2021, on PBS. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 05, 2021 09:14 PM IST

This 1918 photo provided by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation from the Ernest Hemingway Collection shows Ernest Hemingway on crutches in Milan, Italy, where he was convalescing after being wounded while serving as an ambulance driver during World War I. A new three-part documentary about Hemingway, which relied heavily on the archives at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, debuts April 5, 2021, on PBS. (AP)

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In this 1922 photo provided by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation from the Ernest Hemingway Collection Ernest Hemingway stands with his first wife Hadley Hemingway in Chamby, Switzerland. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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In this 1922 photo provided by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation from the Ernest Hemingway Collection Ernest Hemingway stands with his first wife Hadley Hemingway in Chamby, Switzerland. (AP)

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This 1920s photo provided by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation from the Ernest Hemingway Collection shows Ernest Hemingway in his U.S. passport photo. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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This 1920s photo provided by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation from the Ernest Hemingway Collection shows Ernest Hemingway in his U.S. passport photo. (AP)

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In this 1932 photo provided by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation from the Ernest Hemingway Collection Ernest Hemingway posing with a bear skin and deer antlers during a hunting trip to Nordquist's Ranch in Wyoming. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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In this 1932 photo provided by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation from the Ernest Hemingway Collection Ernest Hemingway posing with a bear skin and deer antlers during a hunting trip to Nordquist's Ranch in Wyoming. (AP)

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In this July 1934 photo provided by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation from the Ernest Hemingway Collection, Ernest Hemingway poses with a marlin at Havana Harbor, in Key West, Fla. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 05, 2021 09:14 PM IST

In this July 1934 photo provided by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation from the Ernest Hemingway Collection, Ernest Hemingway poses with a marlin at Havana Harbor, in Key West, Fla. (AP)

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