Ernest Hemingway


Interesting Facts

1.Born in 1899

2.Raised in a conservative suburb in Chicago

3.Survived two plane crashes in Africa

4.Was an alcoholic

5.Killed lots of animals

6.Loved the outdoors

7.Volunteered to fight in World War I, but was rejected due to a bad eye.

8.Killed himself in 1961 with a shotgun.

9.His book 'A Farewell to Arms' is based on his experiences with the Italian Army.Hemingway's book 'A Farewell to Arms' is roughly based on his experiences with the Italian army.

10.Won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954.

11.Also won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

12.Hemingway's son owned a safari business in Tanzania.

13.Wrote only one play called The Fifth Column.

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

15.Hemingway's father, sister, and brother committed suicide, also.

16.Ernest Hemingway is buried with his fourth wife, Mary in Idaho.

17.Admired some Russian writers.

18.Suffered from bipolar disorder, then known as bipolar disorder.

19.Liked to fish

20.His family had a cabin in Michigan, where he would spend time outdoors.

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