All About Ernest Hemingaway

By: Caroline Schulze


1) He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954.

2) He had 4 wives in his whole life time.

3) Long, cropped to the face hair, and dresses was what his life consisted of until the age of 6, because his mother had a strange habit to dress him like a girl.

4) He attempted to sign up for the U.S. Army so he could fight in World War I but failed because of his poor eyesight, so he volunteers as a driver of the ambulance for the Red Cross.

5) While in Italy giving supplies to the soldiers he got shot by a trench mortar and a machine gun and is seriously injured. He still manages to drag one of the soldiers to safety after his injury.

6) Afterwards he was awarded for his bravery under gunfire in World War I by the Italian Government by receiving SIlver Medal of Military Valor.

7) He played football and did boxing in his elementary & middle school years.

8) He was one of six children.

9) His book The Old Man and the Sea became a film in 1958.

10) His sister, brother, and father all committed suicide.

11) In his older age he was diagnosed with depression.

12) After he diagnosed with depression he was also diagnosed to with bipolar.

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13) In most people's opinion Ernest was considered to be the best writer of the twentieth century.

14) In total he produced seven novels, six short story collections, & two non- fiction books.

15) He stole a urinal from his favorite bar and stuck it in is his house.

16) He had a six toed cat.

17) He liked to hunt for pretty unextraordinary things. He went on safaris in Africa for months on end and shot zebras, lions, and big amazing animals to that extent. He also had a love for fishing so he would go out in the middle of the sea and just fish. The fish would be as big as sharks literally.

18) He did most of his work from the top of a sykscupulter on a type writer.

19) He survived anthrax, malaria, skin cancer, and pneumonia, two plane crashes, a ruptured kidney, hepatitis, a ruptured spleen, a fractured skull and, a crushed vertebra.

20) But, besides all of those things in the end the only thing that stopped him was himself. He committed suicide on July 2, 1961 in Ketchum, Idaho.

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