By: Anh Nguyen
20 facts about ernest hemingway
1. He survived through anthrax, malaria, pneumonia, skin cancer, hepatitis, diabetes, two plane crashes (on consecutive days), a ruptured kidney, a ruptured spleen, a ruptured liver, a crushed vertebra, a fractured skull, and more.
2. He once took a urinal home from his favorite bar and moved it into his home, arguing that he "pissed away so much of his money into the urinal that he owned it.
3. He was a failed KGB spy.
4. He killed himself with his favorite shotgun he brought from Abercrombie and Fitch.
5. He was charged with war crimes under the Geneva Convention when he took command and led of a group of French militia into battle against the Nazis.
6. Hemingway’s sister and brother, and also his father committed suicide as well.
7. Ernest Hemingway and his fourth wife Mary are buried in Ketchum’s town cemetery in Idaho.
8. Hemingway’s memoir A Moveable Feast, about his life in Paris in the 1920s, was not published until 1964.
9. The Fifth Column is the only play that Hemingway wrote
10. During his life, Hemingway married four times
11. His short novel The Old Man and the Sea (1952) won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953, and Hemingway was given the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954.
12. Hemingway married Pauline Pfeiffer, a wealthy fashion editor, in 1927, but at their first meeting, he had been more impressed by her sister Jinny.
13. Hemingway a long, 30,000 mile journey to China
14. He taught his 12-year-old son Patrick to drink
15. For his service, Hemingway was twice decorated by the Italian government.
16. In the late 1940s he started to hear voices in his head, he was overweight, the blood pressure was high, and he had clear signs of cirrhosis of the liver.
17. Hemingway's mother dressed him as a little girl when he was young.
18. Ernest Hemingway is known to have been born in Oak Park, Illinois. It is a suburb of Chicago that has also been home to Edgar Rice Burroughs.
19. Hemingway's son was known to have worked as a big-game hunter and ran a safari in Tanzania.
20. The FBI kept an open-file on him.