Ernest Hemingway

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Ernest (Miller) Hemingway


Entry Updated : 08/01/2001
Birth Place: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Death Place: Ketchum, Idaho, United States

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Personal Information: Family: Born July 21, 1899, in Oak Park Illinois,
United States; committed suicide, July 2, 1961, in Ketchum, Idaho, United
States son of Clarence Edmunds (a physician) and Grace (a music teacher; maiden name, Hall) Hemingway: married Hadley Richardson, September 3, 1921
(divorced March 10, 1927); married Pauline Pfeiffer (a writer), May 10,
1927 (divorced November 4, 1940); married Martha Gellhorn (a writer), November
21, 1940 (divorced December 21, 1945); married Mary Welsh (a writer), March
14, 1946; children: (first marriage) John Hadley Nicanor; (second marriage)
Patrick, Gregory. Education: Educated in Oak Park, IL.

Career: Writer, 1917-61. Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO, cub reporter,
1917-18; ambulance driver for Red Cross Ambulance Corps in Italy, 1918-19;
Co-operative Commonwealth, Chicago, writer, 1920-21; Toronto Star, Toronto,
Ontario, covered Greco-Turkish War, 1920, European correspondent, 1921-24; covered Spanish Civil War for North American Newspaper Alliance, 1937-38; war correspondent in China, 1941; war correspondent in Europe, 1944-45.

Awards: Pulitzer Prize, 1953, for The Old Man and the Sea; Nobel Prize for Literature, 1954; Award of Merit from American Academy of Arts & Letters,


* The Torrents of Spring: A Romantic Novel in Honor of the Passing of a Great Race (parody), Scribner, 1926, published with a new introduction by David Garnett, J. Cape, 1964, reprinted, Scribner, 1972.

* The Sun Also Rises, Scribner, 1926, published with a new introduction by Henry Seidel Canby, Modern Library, 1930, reprinted, Scribner, 1969
(published in England as Fiesta, J. Cape, 1959).

* A Farewell to Arms, Scribner, 1929, published with new introductions by Ford Madox Ford, Modern Library, 1932, Robert Penn Warren, Scribner,
1949, John C. Schweitzer, Scribner, 1967.

* To Have and Have Not, Scribner, 1937, J. Cape, 1970.

* For Whom the Bell Tolls, Scribner, 1940, published with a new introduction by Sinclair Lewis, Princeton University Press, 1942, reprinted, Scribner,

* Across the River and Into the Trees, Scribner, 1950, reprinted, Penguin with J. Cape, 1966.

* The Old Man and the Sea, Scribner 1952.

* Islands in the Stream, Scribner, 1970.

* The Garden of Eden, Scribner, 1986.

* Patrick Hemingway, editor, True at First Light: A Fictional Memoir,

* Three Stories & Ten Poems, Contact (Paris), 1923.

* In Our Time, Boni & Liveright, 1925, published with additional material and new introduction by Edmund Wilson, Scribner, 1930, reprinted, Bruccoli,

In this essay, the author

  • Describes three novels: the sun also rises, a farewell to arms and the old man.
  • Opines that there was always one true sentence that they knew or had seen or heard someone.
  • Explains that tarzan hemingway was a marlin or lion he had just landed or shot.
  • Narrates how he wrote good and lived.
  • Explains that to set things down simple and right is to hold a standard of one's own nature.
  • Narrates how they found that they could cut out that scrollwork or ornament and throw it away.
  • Describes the emotions which made the emotion and which would be valid in a year or ten years.
  • Opines that it is only of what is there, and not, as in the less successful moments, of all.
  • Narrates how a critic once asked him to hear english as it was spoken around him.
  • Narrates how he came to write the old man and the sea.
  • Opines that deciding not to be a bitch is what we have instead of god.
  • Opines that world war i has destroyed belief in the goodness.
  • Analyzes how violence plays a minimal role in works such as the sun also rises.
  • Analyzes the wars in a farewell to arms and for whom the bell tolls, and the hostility.
  • Opines that honour is personal honour: by what shall a man live, by who he shall be.
  • Describes the hero as a wounded but bears his wounds in silence, who is defeated.
  • Explains that they have no thoughts of reaching a state. they do not want to better the world.
  • Analyzes how in the old man and the sea cannot understand why he must kill the great.
  • Opines that we do not try to kill the sun, moon, or stars. it is enough to summary:
  • Analyzes the eternal flow of the gulf stream and in the permanence of his own works.
  • Narrates how he endures the sea, dying as the year is dying, and fishing in september.
  • Describes man and the sea, which is considered to be among his finest works.
  • Explains that his early work had a clean, hard objectivity: it did not engage in meaningless.
  • Describes donaldson, scott, by force of will: the life in art and art in the united states.
  • Describes the rules of writing a true sentence.
  • Explains that they decided to write one story about each thing they knew about, and it was good.
  • Describes lady's moral code in death in the afternoon.
  • Analyzes how of the bell has yet to integrate his individuality.
  • Opines that the death of the old man will not bring an end to the cycle.
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