"MISS MARY SAID I WAS HER PULITZER PRIZE WINNING HUSBAND AND HAD THEY GIVEN IT TO ME FOR BEING A GOOD BOY FOR NEARLY THREE YEARS OR WHAT?"
HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Typed letter signed. Finca Vigia, Cuba, May 21, 1953.
Extraordinary 1953 typed letter by Ernest Hemingway at Finca Vigia in Cuba to New York Times literary critic Charles Poore regarding his reaction to the Pulitzer Prize; his decision to send the award check to his son, Bumby, who inspired The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms; the details of why he hates the West (hostility to dogs and hunting regulations); his relationships with numerous famous personalities from F. Scott Fitzgerald to three World War II generals; his opinions on the Mau-Mau in Africa, and mentioning a number of his books, signed and with two corrections and three autograph insertions by Hemingway. $18,500.