I have understood for the first time how men can commit suicide simply because of too many things in business piling up ahead of them that they can’t get through.

In a newly discovered letter to Gertrude Stein and Alice Bk. Toklas, young Ernest Hemingway bemoans New York City and its capacity to drive one to suicide. 

Pair with other famous writers’ private reflections on NYC.

(via explore-blog)