Ernest Hemingway


20 facts about Ernest Hemingway

1. Ernest Hemingway had five siblings that all grew up in Oak Park under the care of his parents, Grace and Clarence Hemingway.

2.Ernest Hemingway married four women during his life, Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gellhorn, Mary Welsh.

3. Hemingway was a jounalist for practically his entire life.

4.As soon as he left high school he began working for the 'Kansas City Star' as a cub reporter.

5. Fitzgerald helped Ernest Hemingway with his writing career by introducing him to his editor.

6. Hemingway died in his home in Idaho on July 2, 1961.

7. He was suffering from high blood pressure and liver problems at this time. He also underwent electroconvulsive therapy for his depression and paranoia.

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

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

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

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

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

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

14.Ernest Miller Hemingway was a famous and notorious american author and journalist

15.His most well known books are For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea

16.Hemingway wrote regularly for his high school newspaper, The Trapeze. He mainly wrote humorous articles using the writing style of Ring Lardner.

17.In 1920, Hemingway moved to Toronto Canada, partly because of prohibition being declared in the United States.

18. Hemingway's picture appeared on a commemorative postage stamp in the United States in 1989 as a part of the Literary Arts series.

19.Hemingway wrote over 8,000 letters during his lifetime.

20.Even though he had over 200 pieces of mortar shell in his legs, Hemingway carried an injured soldier to medical help.

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