Ernest Hemingway

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Ernest Hemingway



July 21, 1899



Ernest Hemingwayby: Michael O'Keeffe

Ernest Hemingway was born in, Oak Park, Illinois on this day.

Hemingway's father was a physician and his mother was a musician.It was in high school that Hemingway became fascinated with literature.After high school he became a journalist before he became a novelist.


In 1918, Hemingway responded to a recruitment effort to become an ambulance driver in Italy during World War I. His time spent serving became the inspiration for his novel, A Farewell to Arms.

He spent this time living in Paris and visiting other parts of Europe with his wife Hadley Richardson.As he was writing "The Sun Also Rises", their marriage began to deteriorate and in 1927 they were divorced.Hemingway then married his mistress, Pauline Pfeiffer that May.

At this time Hemingway moved to Key West, Florida where he wrote plenty of his famous works such as, A Farewell to Arms, To Have and Have Not, Green Hills of Africa, and Death in the Afternoon.

Hemingway then agreed to report on the Spanish Civil War, lived in Cuba, was present for the Normandy Landings during WWII, and won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Ernest Hemingway's Nobel Prize Speech


On this day Ernest Hemingway committed suicide.

July 2, 1961

Ernest Hemingway was an award winning author who lived an extodinarylife. He was not only famous for his writingbut also for his love of hunting, fishing, andsailing. Throughout his life, Hemingway alsotraveled all over the world and spent many years in places such as Cuba, Africa, Paris, Spain, Italy, and various other locations.Since his death, Hemingway's work hasinfluenced thousands of other authors.

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