Born in 1899 in
Hemingway started his career as a press reporter in
His writing is almost a standard in American literature of the 20th century. In 1921, he married Hadley Richardson, when he was still a reporter; together, they soon moved to
In Our Time, a short story series that appeared in 1925 is the first work of fiction penned by Hemingway. Hemingway’s first novel, The Sun Also Rises, released in 1926, was a slightly autobiographical novel, and it’s writing style and touching scenes made it soon enough a highly popular work.
Another important work, A Farewell to Arms was published in 1929, telling the romance of an American soldier and a British nurse. And as you guessed, it is highly autobiographical, as Hemingway himself worked in the army.
The most important work from Hemingway’s pen happened in 1952, Old Man and The Sea. The novella was hugely popular, and established the Hemingway’s fame.
In 1962, following the publication of his article, The Dangerous Summer on bullfighting, Hemingway was bedridden for depression, paranoia and certain other mental disruptions. He also had lost his memory significantly due to shock treatments. All these might have caused it: Hemingway committed suicide on July 2, 1962. We lost a marvelous writer.
Hemingway’s influence on literature in
Here are some of Ernest Hemingway’s greatest works.
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