Heaven, According to Hemingway


Maria Popova of Brain Pickings has featured a 1925 letter from Ernest Hemingway to F. Scott Fitzgerald, in which Hemingway describes his personal conception of heaven (after playfully guessing at Fitzgerald’s).

As an added bonus, check out the snapshot of Scott and Ernest palling around in Paris. Hemingway looking remarkably casual and contemporary next to the buttoned-down Fitzgerald, whose middle-parted ‘do seems to have caught an unfortunate gust of wind.

Lisel Joseph is a Rumpus intern, Bay Area native and student at Scripps College. More from this author →