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Autobiography on Hemingway

Earnest Hemingway

Earnest Miller Hemingway was borin in Oak Park Illinois.

After graduating from high school, he got a job at a paper

called "Kansas City Star". Hemingway continually tried to enter

the military, but his defective eye, hindered this task.

Hemingway had managed to get a job driving an American Red Cross

ambulance. During this expedition, he was injured and

hospitalized. Hemingway had an affinity for a particular nurse at

that hospital, her name was Agnes von Kurowsky. Hemingway

continually proposed to her, and she continually denied.

When Hemingway healed his injuries, he moved back to Michigan,

and had wanted to write again. Hemingway married Hadley

Richardson and was working in France, as a foreign corespondent,

for the "Toronto Star". In 1925, he wrote a book called "In Our

Time", which was marketed in New York. The next year he published

a book called "The Sun Also Rises", a novel where he had his

first success. The book deals with a group of desultory

people in exile from France and Spain-members of the "lost

generation", a phrase made famous by Hemingway himself.

In post-war years, Hemingway spent most of his time writing

books. But, when his first marriage failed, and produced a son,

John, he had married Pauline Pfeiffer, who had his next 2

children. Based in Paris, he had travelled for skiing,

bullfighting, fishing, or hunting that by then had become what

most of his work was all about.

Hemingway, started writing short stories, among them was "Men

Without Women" in 1927, and "A Farewell to Arms" in 1929.

This story ("A Farewell to Arms"), shows a lovestory within a war

time setting. Many people believe that Hemingway, did his writing

at this period of his life. He once confessed "If I had not been

hunting and fishing, I would have probably been writing."

(Hemingway 283 (3)). Hemingway's stories were based on adventure,

and different aspects of it. His love of spain, and his love of

bullfighting, led him to write a book called "Death in the

Afternoon". During the 1930's, Spain was in a civil war, still

having ties in Spain, Hemingway made 4 trips their. He raised

money, for a party called the "Loyalists". He wrote a book about

it called "The Fifth Column". In this book, the narrator is the

protagonist. From more experience in spain, he wrote a book

called "Whom the Bell Tolls" in 1940. This book was the most

successful writing, based on sales of the book.

All of Hemingway's life, has been

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