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Hemingway’s Brain

 

Washington Post Ernest Hemingway Yousuf KarshThe Washington Post Style section, Friday, May 5th, 2017, ran a cover story about Dr. Andrew Farah’s book Hemingway’s Brain (University of South Carolina Press). Dr. Farah’s book (which also includes this portrait of Hemingway by Karsh, from 1957), suggests Hemingway suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. “The psychiatrist from High Point University in North Carolina writes of nine serious blows to Hemingway’s head — from explosions to a plane crash — that were a prelude to his decline into abusive rages, and elaborate delusions and the final violence of his suicide in 1961.”

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