Ernest Hemingway



Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois. Hemingway's memoir A Moveable Feast, about his life in Paris in the 1920's, was not published until 1964. Hemingway's son, Patrick, worked as a big-game hunter and ran a safari business in Tanzania. He only wrote one play called The Fifth Column and it is set during the Spanish Civil War. Hemingway was awarded a Bronze star for his bravery under-fire in World War II when he was a war correspondent. He left trunks of material in he Pris Ritz in 1928 and did not recover them until 1957. The FBI maintained an open file on Hemingway from World War II onwards. His sister, brother, and father committed suicide. Hemingway and his first wife, Mary, were both buried in Ketchum's town cemetery in Idaho. He had 3 sisters and 1 brother. When he was a very young boy his mother dressed him like a girl and made his grow his hair out like his sisters. The first time he applied for the military he was disqualified due to his poor eyesight. Hemingway tried to kill himself various ways but people stopped him. He married 4 women in his life, Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gellhorn, Mary Welsh. He had 3 children, 1 with Hadley Richardson, and 2 with Pauline Pfeiffer. As soon as he left high school he began as a journalist. Hemingway's book, The Old Man and the Sea, won the Nobel Prize. By the time he was in his 20's he was a celebrated American Author. Hemingway shot himself in 1961 with his favorite shotgun.



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