The Old man and the Sea
Interesting facts about Ernest Hemingway
1. He was a failed KGB Spy
2. His mother dressed him like a girl because that's what she wanted when she had another kid.
3. Ernest Hemingway killed himself on the 2nd of July in 1961.
4. There he met a nurse named Agnes von Kurowsky, who soon accepted his proposal of marriage, but later left him for another man. This devastated the young writer but provided fodder for his works "A Very Short Story" and, more famously, A Farewell to Arms.
5. lived in Paris and wrote The Sun Also Rises in 1926.
6. He big-game hunted in Africa, bull fought in Spain, and went deep sea fishing.
7. He volunteers as a driver with the Red Cross Ambulance Corps
8. The Italian government awards him a Silver Medal of Military Valor for dragging a wounded Italian soldier to safety after the attack, but his career as an ambulance driver is over.
9. Hemingway returns to the United States. Agnes soon writes to him to tell him that she has fallen in love with an Italian officer. Hemingway is heartbroken. Their romance inspires the relationship in A Farewell to Arms.
10. The Army rejects him because of poor eyesight.
facts about Ernest Hemingway
12. Hemingway's novel Across the River and Into the Trees is published. It is the most poorly reviewed novel of his career
13. Ernest Hemingway is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea.
14. Ernest Hemingway is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, becoming the fifth American author to receive the award.
15. Hemingway is still recovering from serious injuries sustained in two separate plane crashes and a bushfire accident earlier in the year and is unable to travel to Stockholm to receive the award.
16. Suffering from depression, alcoholism, and numerous physical ailments.
17. Hemingway volunteers for the Navy, outfitting his fishing boatPilar with guns to hunt for German submarines off the coast of Cuba.
18. Hemingway's novel Across the River and Into the Trees is published. It is the most poorly reviewed novel of his career.
19. "The Fifth Column," Hemingway's only full-length play, and the first 49 short stories of his career are published in the aptly named book The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories.
20. He develops a strong anti-Franco stance and narrates the antifascist propaganda film "The Spanish Earth."