I. Introduction to Ernest Hemingway
II. Life and Times
A. Early Life
3. Marriage and Children
III. Literary Style
B. Very Influential
IV. Famous Works
1. Three Stories and Ten Poems
2. A Farewell to Arms
3. The Old Man and the Sea
B. Short stories
1. “Men Without Women”
2. “The Fifth Column and the First Forty-nine Stories”
Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American novelist and short-story writer, whose style was characterized by crisp, laconic dialogue, and emotional understatements. Hemingway’s writing and his personal life extended a profound influence on American writers of his time. Many of his works are regarded as classics of American literature and some have been made into motion pictures.
Ernest Hemingway was born July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. His parents were Dr. Clarence Hemingway and Grace Hall Hemingway. Ernest was the second child of six. His father was an accomplished physician and his mother was enthusiastic musician. Ernest Hemingway loved to accompany his father on outdoor activities such as hunting or fishing, although his mother would have preferred her son to be more influenced by music. His love for the outdoors would later show up in his writing as an accomplished author. He loved to play with his brothers and sister although most of them were younger then him. He had four sisters and one brother. He played football and boxed on a regular basis. Hemingway’s interest in energetic activities carried on through his high …
…In 1952 Ernest Hemingway published the book that is widely acknowledged as his masterpiece, The Old Man and the Sea, redeeming his literary reputation after the critical attacks which had greeted his first post-war novel. Hemingway also wrote renowned short stories. “Men Without Women” (1927) was Ernest Hemingway’s second major collection of short stories. Most of which are somehow related to a war, World War I, to be exact. “The Fifth Column and the First Forty-nine Stories” (1938) collected all of the short stories Ernest Hemingway had published up to that date and his only full-length play, The Fifth Column.
Ernest Hemingway was a magnificent author. He incorporated his life in his works. His life was full of tragedy but was also filled with glee. In my opinion he is one of the greatest authors in American Literature.
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