Treasure Island

Ernest Hemingway

(21 July 1899 - 2 July 1961 / Oak Park, Illinois)

Montparnasse


There are never any suicides in the quarter among people one knows
No successful suicides.
A Chinese boy kills himself and is dead.
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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (5/21/2014 9:14:00 AM)

    Hopelessness of individual makes the humans go back from the realities. Though suicide is the subject the poem in its inner depth of contents felt beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Paul Smith (12/5/2013 11:19:00 AM)

    Very blasé attitude towards suicide. Certainly helped his reputation for 'manliness'. (Report) Reply

  • John Doe (3/26/2012 9:05:00 AM)

    It is so sad that this was Hemingway's basic worldview. It drips from the majority of his poetry. It bears witness to the hopelessness that he felt and obviously it reflects his ultimate end. Such a void can only be filled by Jesus Christ. (Report) Reply

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