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Mr. Ernest Miller Hemingway

21 Jul 1899 - 02 Jul 1961

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  • Name: Mr. Ernest Miller Hemingway
  • Date of Birth: 21 Jul 1899
  • Passed Away On: 02 Jul 1961
  • Religion: christian
  • Location: Chicago , Illinois
  • Address: Ketchum, Idaho, United States

Life Summary

One of the great American novelists, Ernest Miller Hemingway had a strong influence on fiction of 20th century. He is known for his works like, “A Farewell to Arms and The Old Man and the Sea” even long after his death.  Most of his works were produced between mid1920s and mid 1950s. He also worked as a journalist before publishing his collection of stories in “In Our Time”. The author has also served in the World War I. One of the great American novelists, Ernest Miller Hemingway had a strong influence on fiction of 20th century. He is known for his works like, “A Farewell to Arms and The Old Man and the Sea” even long after his death. His style of writing . Most of his works were produced between mid1920s and mid 1950s. He also worked as a journalist before publishing his collection of stories in “In Our Time”. The author has also served in the World War I.

Biography

The noble prize winning author was born on July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. In early 1918, signed on to become an ambulance driver and served during the World War I. In May, he left New York, by June he was at the Italian Front. In Milan, on his first day he was asked to go to the munitions factory explosion where shredded remains of the female workers were retrieved by the rescuers. He put the experience down in his non-fiction book “Death in the Afternoon”. He won the Italian Silver Medal of Bravery for assisting Italian soldiers even though he was himself wounded.

It was in Chicago that the author met Hadley Richardson whom he married later and moved to Paris. In Paris, Hemingway became a part of Gertrude Stein famously known as "The Lost Generation." Stein was the mentor there. Hemingway made acquaintance with artists and authors like F. Scott Fitzgeral, Pablo Picasso and James Joyce Hemingway's first novel, “The Sun Also Rises” was based on examining the postwar disillusionment of his generation. Hemingway and Hadley got divorced soon after the publication of “The Sun Also Rises”. Pauline Pfeiffer was Hemingway's second wife, though they soon got divorced.

His most celebrated work “A Farewell to Arms” was written soon after his second marriage when they shifted to Florida. Hemingway met a war correspondent during reporting Spanish war named Martha Gellhorn who later on became his third wife. He gathered material for his novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls there which eventually was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

He married Mary Welsh Hemingway after divorcing Martha. Sadly, the Pultizer winning author and journalist suffered from bipolar disorder. He committed suicide at the age of 61. It is works that made him immortal even so many years after his death.

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Grandchildren: Mariel Hemingway Joan Hemingway and others.

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