Ernest Hemingway

Journalist, Author, Novelist

What Was His Occupation?

Though he started his career as a journalist in the Midwest, he preferred the life of an author and moved to Europe following his tour in WWI. His move to Paris was mostly motivated by his desire to be near other influential writers in the so-called "Lost Generation."

What were some of his major works?

His time in Paris was some of his most productive, when he published two full length novels, 'The Sun Also Rises' and 'A Farewell to Arms', and two collections of short stories.

Other notable works include 'The Old Man and the Sea' and 'For Whom the Bell Tolls', as well as several books published after his death.

What was his life like in Paris?

Hemingway counted many well-known writers among his friends in Paris, including James Joyce, Ezra Pound, and his mentor, Gertrude Stein. 'The Sun Also Rises' considered to be his best work, was based on the experiences of Hemingway and his fellow "Lost Generation" writers from Paris and their time in Pamplona. In the same book he also popularized the term 'Lost Generation' which came to refer to the generation that lived through WWI.