This week we continue our Fall of Finales season, in which we read and discuss the last published work of various authors. The Strand Magazine recently published a previously unpublished Ernest Hemingway story, written in the last decade of his life. It’s called “A Room on the Garden Side,” and is a semi-autobiographical piece about his time as an irregular soldier in WWII in Paris.
In the second half of the show, we talk about last meals. Where did the tradition of giving death-row prisoners a final “special” meal come from? And how does it actually work in practice?
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