For better or worse, many believe that “All is fair in love and war.”
However, there are certainly some who disagree. Chief among them is Ernest Hemingway, a veritable titan of American prose with no shortage of experience in both love and war. Although these extreme conditions are often glorified, Hemingway had qualms about detailing their more tangible, grim, and (arguably) true implications.
To better understand young Hemingway’s perspectives on love and war, check out the following documents!
[A short story about returning from war.]
[Letter from Agnes/A Very Short Story]
[The actual breakup letter Hemingway received from his WWI lover, and the story he wrote in response.]