Ernest Hemingway


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Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois. He was born on July 21, 1899. On July 22,1961 Ernest Hemingway committed suicide. Hemingway received the Nobel Prize in 1954.
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Hemingway went into depression with the deaths of some of his close friends. He was seriously injured in two plane crashes. He received third degree burns while fishing shortly after his recovery from the plane crash. Later the doctors believed he had a genetic disease in which a person is most likely to inherit depression. Hemingway volunteered to work in an ambulance unit in the Italian army. His first duty was to visit an explosion site where his unit had to pick up the remains of female workers.

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Hemingway worked as a reporter for The Kansas City Star. Ernest Hemingway believed that life was made meaningful by courage. Hemingway was awarded a Bronze Star for his bravery under-fire in World War II when he was a war correspondent. The FBI maintained an open file on Hemingway from World War II onwards. Hemingway’s sister and brother, and his father all committed suicide.

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He was the second of six children. Hemingway only wrote one play called "The Fifth Column" and it is set during the Spanish Civil War. He lived in Key West, Cuba, Toronto, Chicago and many places in between. Hemingway won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Hemingway had 4 wives total, and 3 children.