Ernest Hemingway

By Hunter Berryman

Brief Summary

Ernest Miller was born in 1899 and lived until 1961, and was a very known author during the 1920s(The Jazz Age). He is among the Lost Generation, and began writing about characteristics of the modern conditions. He has written many books, most of which are tragedies. He was an outstanding writer and has been remembered all of these years. He committed suicide in 1961. He is also known for his personality and his passions for bullfighting, fishing, and big game hunting.


  • The Torrents of Spring
  • The Sun Also Rises
  • A Farewell to Arms
  • To Have and Have Not
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Across the River and into the Trees
  • The Old Man and the Sea
  • Islands in the Stream
  • The Garden of Eden
  • True at First Light
  • Death in the Afternoon
  • Green Hills of Africa
  • Hemingway, The Wild Years
  • A Moveable Feast

Life in Paris

Hemingway wrote manuscripts about the time he spent in Paris. His fourth wife put his manuscripts together and came out with A Moveable Feast in 1964. He spent time with Gertrude Stein and met many famous artists, like Pablo Picasso and Juan Gris

Why Paris

Hemingway probably moved to Paris in order to be able to enlighten people with his writings, and was praised by many people of the Lost Generation.

How does it contribute to the American Dream

In the novel, the Sun Also Rises, Hemingway presents his notion that the "Lost Generation", considered to have been decadent, dissolute and irretrievably damaged by World War I, was resilient and strong. Therefore he helped people open their eyes to the reality of life.