Papa Hemingway and FBI

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IW:  They said Hemingway committed suicide because of his paranoid delusions.  Proof of this was his constant talk of being under FBI surveillance.  I mean, come on.  Until this New York Times article turned up this weekend titled Hemingway, Hounded by the Feds:

Decades later, in response to a Freedom of Information petition, the F.B.I. released its Hemingway file. It revealed that beginning in the 1940s J. Edgar Hoover had placed Ernest under surveillance because he was suspicious of Ernest’s activities in Cuba. Over the following years, agents filed reports on him and tapped his phones. The surveillance continued all through his confinement at St. Mary’s Hospital. It is likely that the phone outside his room was tapped after all.

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