Timeless Ernest Hemingway

Considered "Macho Man"

"From things that have happened and from things as they exist and from all things that you know and all those you cannot know, you make something through your invention that is not a representation but a whole new thing truer than anything true and alive, and you make it alive, and if you make it well enough, you give it immortality."

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway Three Personalities One Person

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Early Life as a Writer

  • In high school, Hemingway worked on his school newspaper,Trapeze and Tabula, writing primarily about sports.

  • Immediately after graduation, Hemingway went to work for the Kansas City Star.

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Hemingway's Nicknames

  • Ernest Hemingway nicknamed himself "Papa" at the age of 27.
  • Ernest Hemingway had many nicknames throughout his lifetime.(Oinbones, Hemingstein, Champ, Bumby, Wemedge, Ernestoic, Tatie, Tiny, Wax Puppy, and Papa)

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Hemingway's Hobbies

  • When he wasn't writing, Hemingway spent much of the 1930s chasing adventure: big-game hunting in Africa, bullfighting in Spain, deep-sea fishing in Florida.

  • The Pilar is the name of Ernest Hemingway's fishing boat.

    • Hemingway purchased the boat in 1934 for $7500.


  • Ernest Hemingway had a favorite expression: il faut (d'abord) durer which means

    "first one must endure.

    • He said that in order to be a men you must of planted a tree, fought a bull, fathered a son and wrote a novel.

      • Hemingway's picture appeared on a commemorative postage stamp in the United States in 1989 as a part of the Literary Arts series.

      • Hemingway liked to think of writing in terms of competing with other authors living and dead. The one author he said he would never go up against was Leo Tolstoy.

Hemingway's Health and Overseas Job

  • He was in two plane crashes while visiting Africa and was so badly injured in one that some newspapers reported he had been killed.
  • Hemingway suffered from depression and was treated for numerous conditions such as high blood pressure and liver disease.
  • In 1918, Hemingway went overseas to serve in World War I as an ambulance driver in the Italian Army.

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Time at The " Lost Generation"

  • In Paris, Hemingway soon became a key part of what Gertude Stein would famously call "The Lost Generation."
  • Hemingway made the acquaintance of many of the great writers and artists of his generation, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald,Ezra Pound,Pablo Piscasso and James Joyce when he was involved in the group.

Loved Ones

  • In Milan, he met a nurse named Agnes von Kurowsky, who soon accepted his proposal of marriage, but later left him for another man, Hemingway would remarried three more times.

  • The descendants of Ernest Hemingway's cats – dozens of them – freely roam the writer's former home, now a museum. In a controversial court case, a judge says the felines must be regulated under federal law.

A Tragic End To A Great Man

  • Hemingway bought the gun he used to commit suicide from Abercrombie & Fitch, which at the time was a camping and firearms store.

  • Hemingway’s sister and brother, and also his father committed suicide as well.

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One of Hemingway's Achievements

  • In October of 1954, Ernest Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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