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July 21, 1899
July 2, 1961
Novelist, short-story writer, journalist
July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961
Ernest Hemingway was an American novelist and short-story writer, awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954.
Ernest Hemingway wrote The Sun Also Rises (1926) and A Farewell to Arms (1929), which were full of the existential disillusionment of the Lost Generation expatriates; For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940), about the Spanish Civil War; and the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Old Man and the Sea (1952).
Hemingway's writing includes themes of love, war, travel, wilderness, and loss. Hemingway often wrote about Americans abroad. The theme of women and death is evident in stories as early as "Indian Camp". Additionally, the theme of emasculation is prevalent in Hemingway's work, notably in God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen and The Sun Also Rises.
Hemingway's legacy to American literature is his style: writers who came after him either emulated or avoided it. His succinct and lucid prose style exerted a powerful influence on American and British fiction in the 20th century.
“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”