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From an ambulance driver to an acclaimed novelist, remembering Ernest Hemingway!

From an ambulance driver to an acclaimed novelist, remembering Ernest Hemingway!

Remembering the American novelist on his 119th Birth Anniversary, Ernest Hemingway had a strong influence on the 20th-Century Fiction he once said,

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is to sit down at a typewriter and bleed” – Ernest Hemingway.

The most direct and artistic definition given by a writer to writing, he is known as the most influential writers of history, whose works are a fascination to read even today. A nobel prize-winning author, Hemingway changed the way of writing making it economical and understated.

His iceberg theory gained many acclaims, focusing on the deep meaning of a story implicitly and not through surface writing. A world war survivor, Hemingway also won the Pulitzer Prize and many more awards making him one of the most successful writers of 20th-Century.

Life Synopsis

Born on July 21, 1899, Hemingway belonged to Oak Park, Illinois. Very adventurous and different, he was not interested in studies from the start. Hemingway got so fed up with his life so, decided to run away from home, twice. However, always being brave from the start he decided to aid his country through his mere contributions. Unable to dig a place in the army, he joined the Red Cross society and took the initiative to become a driver for the war wounded.

Later, he got shot and was sent back to home from where he never returned to another war. Hemingway served his country until the truce earning him a medal of reward and claim of a public hero.


Family and Married life

Hemingway’s father was a physician who taught his son hunting and fishing, and his mother was a very religious woman, who influenced him to sing choirs and play cello in church. Hemingway always gets stretched between her mother’s feminism and her father’s ideals, confusing his entire life. However, Hemingway was left with a deep wound discovering his father’s suicide ensued with lack of courage.

His married life was also a troublesome and has its share of ups and downs just like his life. Hemingway married four times, starting from Hadley Richardson with whom he moved to Paris and got divorced in 1927, following Pauline Pfeiffer whom he divorced with her after returning from the civil war. Later he found Martha Gellhorn, with whom he divorced after meeting Mary Welsh during World War II.


His Masterpieces

Hemingway was a novelist and short story writer that created legendary wonders. Mostly worked between 1920 to 1950, he won the nobel prize in 1954. Hemingway always penned his life experiences and reality, turning them into his writing inspirations. He published seven novels, six short story books and two non-fiction works including books like The Sun Also Rises, For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea.



After his turmoil filled life, Hemingway decided a safari in Africa where he survived two plane crashes that left him in pain and suffering for the rest of his life. He resided in California and Cuba after the incident (from 1940 to 1950) later moving to Ketchum, Idaho where he shot himself in 1961.

Being a person with such a thrilled rich life. His words always described the truth changing the way a novel is written.



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