Expatriate in Paris

Trevor Currington

Ernest Hemingway Bio

Born on July 21, 1899, in Cicero, Illinois, Ernest Hemingway served in World War I and worked in journalism before publishing his story collection In Our Time. He was renowned for novels like The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Old Man and the Sea, which won the 1953 Pulitzer. In 1954, Hemingway won the Nobel Prize. He died on July 2, 1961, in Ketchum, Idaho.

Life in Paris

Hemingway arrived in Paris on December 22, 1921. He met some of Paris’ prominent writers and artists during his first few years. Among those friends were Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, Sylvia Beach, James Joyce, and Max Eastman. Just as Hemingway was beginning to make a name for himself as a reporter and a writer, Hemingway found out that his wife was pregnant with their first child. Wanting the baby born in North America the Hemingway's left Paris in 1923 and moved to Toronto, where he wrote for the Toronto Daily Star.

Major Literary achievements

  • He was a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954.
  • He won a Pulitzer prize for The Old Man and The Sea.

"Why Paris?"

"If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast."


“There is never any ending to Paris and the memory of each person who has lived in it differs from that of any other. We always returned to it no matter who we were or how it was changed or with what difficulties, or ease, it could be reached. Paris was always worth it and you received return for whatever you brought to it. But this is how Paris was in the early days when we were very poor and very happy.”

Contribution to the American Dream

Ernest Hemingway believed that hard work does pay off and result in success. We can see that his hard work did pay off since he received a Nobel Prize in Literature along with a Pulitzer prize. "The world breaks everyone and afterward many are stronger in the broken places."

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