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Earnest Miller Hemingway, Short Biography

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 ambulance. 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, nd 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 ooks. 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 een 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 no meaning, and was futile. Following the war in Europe, Hemingway returned to his home in Cuba, and his fourth marriage was with Mary Welsh-a correspondent whom he had met in London and whom he would be married to for the last time. In 1953, Hemingway received a Pulitzer prize for his book “The Old Man and the Sea”.

As one critic put it “Hemingway was a cheerful, irascible, by urns generous, and selfish, expansive and egocentric. Hemingway was hedonistic and dedicated, in love with life and yet by his own admission obsessed with death. ” By 1960, Hemingway was driven out of Cuba and moved to Finca, and then he moved to a house in Ketchum, Idaho. Hemingway was suffering from severe depression, and anxiety attacks. He had gone to the Mayo clinic in Massachusetts, to receive electro-shock therapy, but it didn’t work out for him at all. Later that same year, Hemingway died. He killed him self because of his depression.

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