Earnest Hemingway

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Earnest Hemingway

Earnest Miller Hemingway was born in Oak Park Illinois.

After graduating from high school, he got a job at a paper

called "Kansas City Star". Hemingway continually tried to enter

the military, but his messed up eye, hindered this task.

Hemingway had managed to get a job driving an American Red Cross


During this expedition, he was injured and hospitalized. Hemingway had an crush for a particular nurse at that hospital, her name was Agnes von Kurowsky. Hemingway continually proposed to her, and she continually denied.

When Hemingway healed his injuries, he moved back to Michigan,

and had wanted to write again. When he married Hadley

Richardson and was working in France, as a foreign correspondent,

for the "Toronto Star". In 1925, he wrote a book called "In Our

Time", which was marketed in New York. The next year he published

a book called "The Sun Also Rises", a novel where he had his

first success.

"The Sun Also Rises", deals with a group of desultory

people in exile from France and Spain-members of the "lost

generation", a phrase made famous by Hemingway himself.

In post-war years, Hemingway spent most of his time writing

books. But, when his first marriage failed, and had a son,

John, he had married Pauline Pfeiffer, who had his next 2

children. Based in Paris, he had traveled for skiing,

bullfighting, fishing, or hunting that by then had become what

most of his work was all about.

Hemingway, started writing short stories, among them was "Men

Without Women" in 1927, and "A Farewell to Arms" in 1929.

This story shows a love story within a war time setting. Many people believe that

Hemingway, did his writing at this period of his life. He once confessed "If I had not

been hunting and fishing, I would have probably been writing."

Hemingway's stories were based on adventure,

and different aspects of it. His love of Spain, and his love of

bullfighting, led him to write a book called "Death in the

Afternoon". During the 1930's, Spain was in a civil war, still

having ties in Spain, Hemingway made 4 trips their. He raised

money, for a party called the "Loyalists". He wrote a book about

it called "The Fifth Column".

In this book, the narrator is the protagonist. From more experience in Spain, he

wrote a book called "Whom the Bell Tolls" in 1940. This book was the most

successful writing, based on sales of the book. All of Hemingway's life, has been

fascinated by wars. For example, in "A Farewell to Arms", he focused on how war had

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