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Ernest Hemingway Biography

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(1899-1961) American writer. Ernest Hemingway was one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. He was famous for his novels, short stories and essays. Hemingway received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954.

Ernest Hemingway Birth:

Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, in Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. His mother, Grace Hall, was an opera singer. His father, Clarence Edmonds Hemingway, was a doctor.

Ernest Hemingway Death:

Ernest Hemingway committed suicide on July 2, 1961 in Ketchum, Idaho. He had been released from hospitalization at the at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota for severe depression; and he had also received shock therapy. Hemingway's alcoholism is often associated with his eventual death.

Ernest Hemingway Marriages / Relationships:

Ernest Hemingway's affair with Agnes von Kurowsky became the inspiration for "A Farewell to Arms" (1929).

Ernest Hemingway Associations:

Ernest Hemingway lived in Paris, France beginning in 1921; and became associated with the Lost Generation, which included writers like Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Dos Passos, and others. Hemingway described his experiences there in "The Sun Also Rises" (1926).

Ernest Hemingway Lines from "The Snows of Kilimanjaro":

"And then it just occurred to him that he was going to die. It came with a rush, not as a rush of water nor of wind; but of a sudden evil-smelling emptiness, and the odd thing was that the hyena slipped lightly along the edge of it."

Ernest Hemingway Works:

1923 - Three Stories and Three Poems

1924 - In Our Time

1926 - The Torrents of Spring

1926 - The Sun Also Rises

1927 - Men Without Women

1929 - A Farewell to Arms

1932 - Death in the Afternoon

1933 - Winner Take Nothing

1935 - The Green Hills of Africa

1938 - The Spanish War

1938 - The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway

1938 - Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories

* THE SPANISH EARTH, 1938 * FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS, 1940 * THE PORTABLE HMINGWAY, 1942 * THE ESSENTIAL HEMINGWAY, 1947 * ACROSS THE RIVER AND INTO THE TREES, 1950 * THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA, 1952 (Pulitzer Prize in 1953) * THE HEMINGWAY READER, 1953 * COMPLETE STORIES, 1954 * TWO CHRISTMAS TALES, 1958 * THE WILD YEARS, 1962 * THREE NOVELS, 1962 * THE SHORT HAPPY LIFE OF FRANCIS MACOMBER, 1963 * A MOVEABLE FEAST, 1964 * BY-LINE, 1967 * THE FIFTH COLUMN AND FOUR STORIES OF THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR, 1969 * HEMINGWAY'S AFRICAN STORIES, 1969 * ERNEST HEMINGWAY, CUBA REPORTER: KANSAS CITY STAR STORIES, 1970 * ISLANDS IN THE STREAM, 1970 * ERNEST HEMINGWAY'S APPRENTICESHIP: OAK PARK, 1916-1917, 1971 * THE NICK ADAMS STORIES, 1972 * THE ENDURING HEMINGWAY, 1974 * 88 POEMS, 1979 * SELECTED LETTERS, 1917-1961, 1981 * THE DANGEROUS SUMMER, 1983 * ERNEST HEMINGWAY ON WRITING, 1984 * DATELINE: TORONTO, 1985 * THE GARDEN OF EDEN, 1986 * THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES OF ERNEST HEMINGWAY, 1987

1999 - True at First Light

1999 - True at First Light

2005 - Under Kilimanjaro

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