ernest hemingway

by:lauren stewart

FACTS!

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 Fifth Column and it is set during the Spanish Civil War.

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.

  • 11 At the age of 27 he nicnamed himself "papa."

  • 12 His parents were often horrified by their son's work because of their super religious views.
  • After reading an early draft of A Farewell to Arms at Hemingway's request, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote his friend a ten-page letter. He suggested that Hemingway end the book with the passage: "The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure that it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry." Hemingway summed up his thoughts on Fitzgerald's critique in a three-word response at the bottom of the letter

  • 13 By 1957, Hemingway's daily alcohol consumption included Chianti in the morning, wine with lunch and dinner, nightcaps and about a quart of liquor throughout the day.

  • 14 Hemingway bought the gun he used to commit suicide from Abercrombie & Fitch, which at the time was a camping and firearms store.

  • 15 He truly believed that life was made meaningful through courage.

  • 16 For the longest time, it was thought that he had died through an accidental shooting because his wife didnt want him to receive a bad image.

  • 17 When he was first born, up until about age 4, many people didn't know if he was a boy or girl beacuse his mom dressed him girl clothes and had his hair grown out to the length of his sisters.

  • 18 He was never able to participate in the war because of his eye sight, but he wanted to help out in World War I so much that he became an amublance driver.

  • 19 he was a very crazy man
  • 20 he wrote a book called "the man and the whale"
  • Mini BIO - Ernest Hemingway