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Ernest Hemingway: Epic Self-Destruction or Just Plain Old Suicide?

“It’s hard to shake off the feeling that what he was doing wasn’t bravery, but psychotic self-dramatisation. And when you inspect the image of Hemingway-as-hero, you uncover an extraordinary sub-stratum of self-harming. You discover that, for just over half of his life, Hemingway seemed hell-bent on destroying himself.”

John Walsh tries to understand the shotgun death of Ernest Hemingway. It happened 50 years ago.

{ Illustration by Paul Hehn for Who2 }

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