Ernest Hemingway

Biography

Interesting facts about Ernest Hemingway.

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. I've had my fair share of interesting facts over my lifetime. In World War I, I was an ambulance driver, until I got mortared and my leg got messed up. However, I still carried a soldier on my back while still being heavily fired upon a considerable distance away from the action. I ended up having over 200 pieces of shrapnel in my body.


12. My home in Key West is one of the first to have running water.


13. I've been married four times.


14. I've been a long time sufferer of alcoholism and depression.


15. My mom always wanted a girl so she dressed my up as one as a kid.


16. The death (suicide) of my dad left a deep emotional s scar on me, one that I still have to this day.


17. I love bullfighting, it allows me to release tension and show my strength over the animal.


18. Ernest Miller Hemingway was born July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. Clarence and Grace Hemingway raised their son in this conservative suburb of Chicago, but the family also spent a great deal of time in northern Michigan, where they had a cabin. It was there that the future sportsman learned to hunt, fish and appreciate the outdoors.



19. In high school, Hemingway worked on his school newspaper, Trapeze and Tabula, writing primarily about sports. Immediately after graduation, the budding journalist went to work for the Kansas City Star, gaining experience that would later influence his distinctively stripped-down prose style.



20. He once said, "On the Star you were forced to learn to write a simple declarative sentence. This is useful to anyone. Newspaper work will not harm a young writer and could help him if he gets out of it in time."