Hemingway’s Last Letter
Reflection on Hemingway’s time spent at the Mayo Clinic for treatment of depression and alcoholism. Discusses Hemingway’s celebrity status, fascination with alcohol and death in his writings, and the last letter he wrote to a friend’s son in 1961, just prior to his suicide. Poeschla comments on the letter’s optimistic tone and stylistic echoes of “In Another Country.”
Poeschla, Eric M. “Hemingway’s Last Letter.” Southwest Review 100, no. 1 (2015): 100-12.