Ernest Hemingway


Facts About Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois July 21, !899. His father Clarence Hemingway was a doctor and his mother Grace Hall Hemingway was a music teacher. Hemingway's mother began dressing him like a girl from infancy. When he was six she finally alolowed him to cut his hair. Hemingway was a killing machine at the age of 3. While his friends were playing with crayons, he could load, cock, and shoot a musket. Hemingway once killed four hundred rabbits in one day. After he returned from the war, he became a newspaper reporter. In highschool Hemingway was a boxer, a football player, and he wrote for the school newspaper and yearbook. In 1918 he joined the Red Cross Ambulance Corps in the U.S. Army. While passing out supplies, he was seriously injured by a trench mortar and machine gun. While he was recuperating in a Milan hospital, Hemingway fell in love with an American nurse named Agnes von Kurowsky. Hemingway married four women before committing suicide in July 1961. Some of Hemingway's first books were; "Three Stories and Ten Poems", "In Our Time", and "The Torrents of Spring". His novel "The Old Man and the Sea" won the Pulitzer Prize in !953, and Hemingway was given the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. He suffered from alcoholism and depression. The first time he attempted to commit suicide he received ECT treatments again. Then he shot himself in 1961. His granddaughter took an overdose of phenobarbital July 1, 1996. One day before the anniversery of her grandfathers own death. Hemingway's brother and sister along with his father committed suicide.
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