The Telegraph is a newspaper that’s written frequently about the Basques (it even set up a contest for its readers). Today, they’ve published two articles about the Sanfermines. The first is about how the author’s 50-year-old granddaughter has run with the bulls her grandfather made so famous around the world. The other is dedicated to telling how and why Ernest Hemingway wrote about Pamplona’s biggest festival.
Hemingway’s seminal writings on bullfighting
Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel “The Sun Also Rises” turned Pamplona’s annual fiesta of San Fermin from a local event into an internationally recognised one that attracts around a million visitors each year. The novel describes a trip made by a group of Bohemians from Paris to Pamplona in the 1920s and is inspired by characters he met in post-war France and his initial visit to the capital of Navarra with his first wife Hadley in 1923.
The Telegraph – 13/7/2011- Great Britain
Grandson of Ernest Hemingway runs with the bulls in Pamplona
The grandson of Ernest Hemingway has run with the bulls in Pamplona exactly fifty years after the death of the author who made the festival so famous it now attracts around one million visitors. John Hemingway, 50, was only 11 months old when his grandfather killed himself and never met the Nobel Prize winner but this week he achieved something that Hemingway never actually did – he ran with the bulls.