I am not a reviewer and reviewing Ernest Hemingway is not my business. A lot has already been written about the author and the book and probably future generations will have their share in coming times.
There are more than 300 million links discussing quotes, characters and analyzing various events of the book.
So what I want to say about the book. Instead of writing the text here, I took photo of the page and am giving it here.
I was surprised and impressed after reading this. Such an excellent way to keep healthy. Moreover it was available to all fishermen. Such an important and unique piece of information about the fishing community. I have never heard of such community service. The book was published in 1952 which mean the story happened in Cuba around 1950’s.
India has 8,129 kilometres (5,051 mi) of marine coastline, 3,827 fishing villages and 1,914 traditional fish landing centers. A general story I heard about poor fishermen in India is they would spend the money they have earned in drinking cheap alcohol. This is so devastating.
Has anyone know about such service in other countries in recent times or history?
While looking for some information, I found information on history of cod liver oil.
“Vikings would get livers from the cod and every house would have a drum full of fermented livers and the oil that rose to the top was used for everything from heat, to cooking oil, to a condiment, to using the oil as fuel for a wick. They would take spoonful upon leaving their homes.”