Ernest Hemingway



1 Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois – a suburb of Chicago that has also been home to Edgar Rice Burroughs.

2 Hemingway met J.D. Salinger during World War II. Salinger was fighting with the 12th Infantry Regiment.

3 Hemingway’s memoir A Moveable Feast, about his life in Paris in the 1920s, was not published until 1964.

4 Hemingway’s son, Patrick, worked as a big-game hunter and ran a safari business in Tanzania.

5 Hemingway only wrote one play called The Fiffth Column and it is set during the Spanish Civil War.

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6 Hemingway was awarded a Bronze Star for his bravery under-fire in World War II when he was a war correspondent.

7 Hemingway left trunks of material in the Paris Ritz in 1928 and did not recover them until 1957.

8 The FBI maintained an open file on Hemingway from World War II onwards.

9 Hemingway’s sister and brother, and also his father committed suicide as well.

10 Ernest Hemingway and his fourth wife Mary are buried in Ketchum’s town cemetery in Idaho.

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11. Hemingway wrote and published his first story three stories and ten poems in 1923.

12. Ernest Hemingway book The Old Man and the Sea was a masterpiece as it one a Pulitzer Prize in 1953.

13.In 1954 Hemingway won the Nobel Prize for literature.

14. In 1954 Heminway and his wife were on a plane crash while on their way to Congo causing internal and severe burns on Hemingway.

15. He was admitted to the Mayo clinic for emotional depression and hypertension and was later treated by electroshock therapy.

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16. Hemingway ran away from home twice as a child.

17. He was a part of World War II and would have been part of World War I if the would not have declined interest by the army because he had an eye of trouble.

18. As a teenager Hemingway volunteered for war work and was wounded on the Italian war front.

19. He was enlisted in the Red Cross driving an ambulance for the Italian front.

20. As a boy he spent his summers in Michigan with his family, often occuping his doctor father in house calls.