Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, in Illinois.  He is an American Writer and served in World War I.  Hemingway is well-known for his famous books like The Old Man and the Sea, A Farewell to Arms, and For Whom the Bell Tolls.  He won the Noble Prize award in 1954 and committed suicide on July 2nd, 1961.


The Life Of Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway was raised by his parents in the suburb of Chicago. He also lived with his family in Michigan for some time, where he learned to do outdoor activities such as fishing and hunting. Hemingway wrote about sports in his high school newspaper and started working for the Kansas City Star after graduating high school.

In 1918, he went abroad to serve in World War I. Hemingway worked as an ambulance driver in the Italian Army and was awarded the Italian Silver Medal for his hard work and bravery. Unfortunately, after continuous injuries, he ended up in the hospital where he met a nurse, almost got married, but she soon left him. This event inspired him to write his short story, A Farewell to Arms.  At age 20, while still recovering from the war brutalities, he returned to Michigan and took a job position at the Toronto Star. After some time, he met his first wife (Hadley Richardson) in Chicago, the two got married and moved to Paris.

In Paris, Hemingway associated himself with artists and writers from his generation such as Pablo Picasso, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Ezra Pound. The couple had their first son in 1923 and took a trip to the Festival of San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain. This trip encouraged Hemingway to write The Sun Also Rises, that shed light on postwar generation. After this publication, Hemingway and his wife filed for divorce, due to an affair he had with another woman, Pauline Pfeiffer who became his second wife. After this, he continued to work on his novel of short stories, Men Without Women.

Ernest Miller Hemingway spent most of his life traveling to different countries and continents while he writes his novels. His thirst for adventure led him to experience more injuries such as plane crashes. In 1954 after winning the Nobel Prize in literature, his body and mind were deteriorating and as a result, suffered from depression along with liver disease and high blood pressure. He committed suicide on the morning of July 2nd, 1961 in his Idaho home.