Ernest Hemingway Facts

Ernest Hemingway Facts
Ernest Hemingway was a Nobel Prize winning author and one of the most celebrated novelists of the 20th century. Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21st, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois, to Clarence Edmonds Hemingway, a physician, and Grace Hall-Hemingway, a musician. Ernest attended Oak Park and River Forest High School from 1913 to 1917, where he excelled in English, and took part in school athletics and the school orchestra. He also had his first published piece of work in the school newspaper The Trapeze. After high school he work as a cub reporter for The Kansas City Star, which would prove to be a stepping stone to his highly acclaimed writing career in the future.
Interesting Ernest Hemingway Facts:
In 1918 Ernest Hemingway left for Italy with the Red Cross in response to a request for help during World War I.
Ernest Hemingway was badly wounded in Europe while serving on the Italian Front. He received the Italian Silver Medal of Bravery because he assisted Italian soldiers to safety even after being injured himself.
Ernest fell in love with a nurse Agnes von Kurowsky and proposed. She broke off the engagement after he returned to the U.S.
Ernest Hemingway took a job working for the Toronto Star as a freelancer, staff writer, and foreign correspondent.
In 1920 he moved to Chicago, and soon met Hadley Richardson. They married and moved to Paris.
While living in Paris Ernest Hemingway met many successful writers, including Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and artists Pablo Picasso and Juan Gris.
Hemingway's son John Hadley Nicanor Hemingway was born in 1923.
In 1925 Hemingway and his wife took a trip to Spain's Festival of San Fermin, which would serve as the basis for the later novel The Sun Also Rises, published in 1926.
Ernest and Hadley divorced soon after The Sun Also Rises was published, and Ernest married Pauline Pfeiffer.
Ernest and Pauline had a son Patrick in 1928 and moved to Key West, Florida.
Ernest Hemingway wrote A Farewell to Arms, a novel about World War I, which was published in 1929.
Ernest and Pauline's son Gregory Hancock was born in 1931.
In the 1930s Ernest Hemingway traveled a lot, seeking adventure, and reported in the Spanish Civil War in 1937. He met Martha Gellhorn, another war correspondent.
Ernest and Pauline divorced, and Ernest married Martha Gellhorn. They bought a winter home in Havana, Cuba.
Ernest began writing For Whom the Bell Tolls in 1939 and finished it in 1940. It was published that same year, becoming a best-seller and a nominee for the Pulitzer Prize.
Ernest was a war correspondent during World War II and was present at D-Day. He met Mary Welsh towards the end of World War II.
Ernest divorced Martha and married Mary Welsh in 1946. In 1951 he wrote The Old Man and the Sea. This book won him the Pulitzer Prize.
In 1954 Ernest won the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Ernest Hemingway suffered health issues because of his lifestyle which included alcoholism. He had liver disease, high blood pressure, depression, and arteriosclerosis.
Ernest Hemingway's most notable works include The Sun Also Rises (1926), A Farewell to Arms (1929), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940), and The Old Man and the Sea (1951).
Ernest Hemingway committed suicide in 1961 at the age of 61, in Ketchum, Idaho.

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