“No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful.”
-Ernest Hemingway, "A Farewell To Arms"
Read any of Ernest Hemingway's work, and you'll be given multiple insights into humanity that is witty yet blunt. His literature is poignant, not only for Hemingway's time, but for present day, as well. "A Farewell To Arms," is one of my favorite books because (here's a spoiler alert) everything does not turn out well in the end. Just like in real life, Hemingway's characters die, make mistakes, learn nothing from their tribulations and live just like us. I like that he's not afraid to disappoint the reader with his realistic & fatalistic plot lines. He doesn't care that we, as the reader, are happy or are given closure. There are no last chapters & tidy endings in this race we call life, & I think that's what makes Hemingway's writing so relatable. He was an obvious choice for PaperCanvasEtc's next chapter in the Classic Dead Author's House treasury list collection.
I believe Ernest Hemingway's home would reflect his travels and his devotion to his own literature. I've included Cubist art to translate his modernity from a more traditional time period, nautical elements to show his love of the sea, chunky warm knits and tweeds to curate a masculine feel and a dark hued color palette to mirror the tragedy that riveted his life. I love the mix of dark woods and natural materials like driftwood and hand-made pottery to tie all the elements of his home together. You can now view Ernest Hemingway's curated home here by following this link: Hemingway's House. Please follow me on ETSY & check out my ETSY store here by following this link: PaperCanvasEtc... Never miss another Classic Dead Author's Home Treasury List or new offering from PaperCanvasEtc again! Happy Designing!