Ernest Hemingway

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Ernest Hemingway’s tough, terse prose and short, declarative sentences did more to change the style of written English that any other writing in the twentieth century.

Ernest Hemingway had many great accomplishments in his historical life but one event sticks out from the rest. The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway’s most enduring works. Told in Language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Here Hemingway recasts, in strikingly contemporary style, the classic theme of courage in the face of defeat, of personal triumph won from loss. Written in 1952, this hugely successful novel confirmed his power and presence in the literacy world and played a large part in his winning the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature. This novel also won the Pulitzer Prize award. III. July 21st, 1899, Ernest Hemingway was born. He was born to DR Clarence Edmonds and Grace Hall Hemingway. He grew up in a small conservative town called Oak Park, Illinois. His father, a practicing doctor, taught him how to hunt and fish, while his mother, wished to make him a professional musician. His upbringing was very conservative and somewhat religious. He attended Oak Park and River Forest High School, where he distinguished himself in English. His main activities where swimming, boxing, and of course writing. In 1917, turning his back on University, he decided to move to booming Kansas City where he got a job as a cub reporter on the Kansas City Star. At the train station, his father, who later on disgusted Ernest by committing suicide, kissed his son tenderly good-bye with tears in his eyes. This moment was eventually captured in For Whom the Bell Tolls. Hemin...

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...d himself. Overall Ernest Hemingway should be a world figure for his excellence and commitment to writing. V. V. 1. In 1926 Ernest wrote the novel The Sun Also Rises. 2. In 1929 Hemingway wrote the novel A Farewell to Arms. 3. In 1932 Ernest wrote the novel Death in the Afternoon. 4. In 1940 Hemingway wrote the novel For Whom the Bell Tolls. 5. In 1950 Ernest wrote the novel Across the River and into the Trees. 6. In 1953 Hemingway wrote the most famous of his novels called The Old Man and the Sea. 7. In 1953 Ernest Hemingway won the Pulitzer Prize for is novel The Old Man and the Sea. 8. In 1954 he won the Nobel Prize in Literature. 9. On November 30th in 1960, Ernest Hemingway was committed to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. During the month of December he was given electroshock therapy. 10. In 1961 Ernest Hemingway took his own life by committing suicide.