Ernest Hemingway – The Man and His Work On July 2, 1961, a writer whom many critics call the greatest writer of this century, a man who had a zest for adventure, a winner of the Nobel Prize and the Pulitzer Prize, a man who held esteem everywhere – on that July day, that man put a shotgun to his head and killed himself. That man was Ernest Hemingway. Though he chose to end his life, his heart and soul lives on through his many books and short stories. Hemingway’s work is his voice on how he viewed society, specifically American society and the values it held. No other author of this century has had such a general and lasting influence on the generation which grew up between the world wars as Ernest Hemingway (Lania 5).
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Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. His parents were Clarence Edmonds Hemingway and Grace Hall Hemingway, neither of which were writers like their son. His father was a doctor ad his mother was a piano teacher and was probably the source of Hemingway’s early creativity. He started writing stories when he was very young and loved to pretend to be the hero of his own adventures (Simkin). Little did he know, he would eventually become the hero.
Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, a suburban village adjoining to the city of Chicago in Illinois (Britanica). Hemingway was born between erudite couple. His father, Clarence Edmond Hemingway, was a doctor who loved hunting and fishing and his mother, Grace Hall Hemingway, was a musician who was interested in the arts (Britanica). Also, he had three sisters: Marcelline, Sunny, and Ursula (Wikipedia). Being raised from an affluent family, he was able to experience different kinds of activities.
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(Shillinglaw). Steinbeck’s mother was a former teacher and inspired his love for literature. The book Le Morte d'Arthur, by Sir Thomas Malory, was Steinbeck’s favorite book as a boy and a big influence on his writing (“John Steinbeck Biography”). John Steinbeck decided to be a writer at age fourteen and he spent his teenager years writing various poems and stories (Shil... ... middle of paper ... ...tal of more than 700,000 copies a year” (“John Ernst Steinbeck’s Biography”). Steinbeck’s novels will continue to be taught in schools and read throughout homes for years to come.