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The Old Man, Washed Away by the Sea

 
Photo by Yousuf Karsh

Photo by Yousuf Karsh

Hemingway's Brain and Contemporary Neuroscience

When you think of Ernest Hemingway you may visualize the iconic photo of the man in the turtleneck captured by photographer Yousuf Karsh in 1957. Karsh described Hemingway as "the shyest person I ever photographed."

What happened to transform the brash, fearless world traveler and adventurer into a shy and paranoid man as he approached 60 and died at 61? After 17 years of meticulous research, forensic psychiatrist Andrew Farah addresses this question in his recent book, Hemingway's Brain.

By Diane Grimard Wilson from Viewpoints in the Wednesday Journal. Read more here.