Influence on American Literature
- Ernest Hemingway was an American author and journalist who was known as one of the greatest 20th century novelist.
- He positively influenced American literature by writing about his everyday experiences and what people can relate to.
- Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, in Cicero, Illinois.
- He grew up in this conservative suburb of Chicago, but he and his 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.
- He produced most of his work between the mid-1920s through the 1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954.
Portrait of Ernest Hemingway in his Red Cross Uniform during World War I.
- Hemingway was involved in World War 1, to which he was injured and sent to a hospital in Milan where he met a nurse named Agnes von Kurowsky.
- All of his life Hemingway was fascinated by war and, as World War II progressed, he made his way to London as a journalist.
- No American writer is more associated with writing about war in the early 20th century than Ernest Hemingway. He experienced it firsthand, wrote dispatches from innumerable frontlines, and used war as a backdrop for many of his most memorable works.
Hemingway and Kurowski
- She accepted his proposal of marriage, but later left him for another man.
- In his stories, he writes about the human struggle with love, loss, separation, isolation, and politics.
- He creates palpable moods with his descriptive prose.
- Many of his memorable scenes are descriptions of nature, passion, cafes, eating, drinking, fishing, and bullfighting.
- Hemingway received many awards for his books.
- He won the Noble Prize in Literature in 1954.
- He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953.