Hemingway, Ernest Miller

Hemingway, Ernest Miller (1899 - 1961)


Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois, July 21, 1899, the son of a doctor. He became a reporter in Kansas City after leaving school and volunteered on ambulance duty in Italy in World War I, where he was wounded and won the Croce de Guerra. He became a reporter in Toronto for The Star after the war and in 1921 moved to Paris among literary Americans such as Ezra Pound. Fewer than a hundred poems survive from his hand, but his first published book, entitled Three Stories and Ten Poems (Paris, 1923), gives them surprising prominence. His fame rests on his best work, short stories and novels, including In our Time (1923), The Sun Also Rises (1926), A Farewell to Arms (1929), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940), and The Old Man and the Sea (1952). He was married four times. In 1954 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature. On July 2, 1961, seriously ill, Hemingway shot himself to death.

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Given Name
Ernest Miller
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Birth Date
July 21, 1899
Death Date
July 2, 1961
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