Facts and Fun
His Own Words
The following link is to Ernest Hemingway reading some of his own writing.
Places and Jobs and Events
- Oak Park, Illinois -- Born -- Didn't Like his Mom -- Dad Doctor
- Kansas City -- Newspaper -- Learned a Terse Style of Writing
- Italy -- Ambulance Driver during WWII -- Hurt -- Received Medals
- USA -- Newspaper Jobs Often War Correspondent in Europe-- Two Plane Crashes
- Africa -- Traveled -- Big Game Hunting, Fishing
- Havana -- Wrote
- Pulitzer Prize for Fiction '53
- Nobel Prize in Literature '54
- Idaho -- Wrote and Died of Self-Inflicted Gun Shot Wound
(Nobelprize.org, Plimpton, Miller)
He “liked to portray soldiers, hunters, bullfighters-tough at times primitive people, whose courage and honesty are set against the brutal ways of modern society, and who in the confrontation lose hope and faith.” (Plimpton).
- Wrote standing at a cramped little desk
- Worked 'til noon daily
- A good day was when he used up two lead pencils
- Had a leopard skin wrapped over his bureau in Havana
- Influenced by Joyce, Mozart, Thoreau, Picasso, Van Gogh and Twain
He said “First I have tried to eliminate everything unnecessary to conveying experience to the reader so that after he or she has read something, it will become a part of his or her experience and seem actually to have happened.” (Plimpton)
(Nobelprize.org, Plimpton, Miller).
- "Ernest Hemingway - Biographical." Nobelprize.org. Nobel MediaAB, 2013. Web. 30 July 2013.
- "Ernest Hemingway." Wikipedia. 13June2013. 20 July 2013.
- Plimpton, George. "Ernest Hemingway, The Art of Fiction No 21." Paris Review. 2013: Web.3 Aug. 2013. <www.theparisreview.org>.
- Schumacher, Julie. American Short Stories: 1920 to the Present. Logan, IA: Perfection Form Learning Corp., 2003. 20. Print.
- Miller, Matt. "Idaho Ernest Hemingway’s Last Home." The Nature Conservancy. The Nature Conservancy, 13 Sep 2012. Web. 3 Aug 2013.