By: Kenny Biography
"Never confuse movement with action" - Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway on the cover of LIFE magazine
In 1954, Ernest had received the Nobel Prize. Despite his climax in his career, he faced depression and later committed suicide in 1961.
Strangely, his mother, father, and brother also committed suicide.
He became an ambulance driver for the Red Cross in 1918 to help out with WWI.
The U.S. Army rejected him because he had poor eyesight.
Ernest in his uniform as an ambulance driver
Hemingway, miraculously, survived 2 plane crashes.
Ernest sank into depression due to his literary friends dying.
After moving from Cuba, he was very paranoid about the FBI watching him.
When Ernest was residing in Cuba, he was very close friends with Fidel Castro.
Some of the events Hemingway participated in, inspired some of his books. For example, him bullfighting inspired the book "Death in the Afternoon".
He had a strange way of hunting for fish. He would open fire on any predators trying to eat the fish that he was trying to land.
Ernest had a total of four wives that he divorced the first 3.
Ernest and Fidel Castro having a conversation in Cuba.
Ernest Hemingway's travel's and passion for hunting and fishing inspired his writings.
He is seen as one of the greatest 20th century novelists.
When he was born, his mother could not accept the fact that he was a boy, so his mother would always dress him up as a girl until 6 years of age.
After his suicide in 1961, his wife and son still continued to publish 4 of his remaining works.
After leaving Cuba forever, the Cuban government took his home and turned it into a museum.
He won the Pulitzer prize in 1953 for writing "The Old Man and the Sea".
Across the River and into the Trees was his most poorly reviewed novel.
After writing "A Moveable Feast", a memoir of his years in Paris, he retire permanently in Idaho.
Ernest in his early 30's.
After World War II, he was accused of War Crimes by Geneva surrounding an event where Ernest lead a group of French Militia against the Nazis. He was not convicted.
Mini BIO - Ernest Hemingway