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Earnest Hemingway
(1899-1961)


    Earnest Hemingway was one of the most celebrated novelists of the twentieth century. His novel, 'The Old Man and the Sea' won Nobel Prize for him in 1954. For the same novel, he was also awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

    Earnest Hemingway was born in 1899 in America. His mother wanted to develop his talent for music whereas his father wanted him to be a scholar. After graduation, he became a vehicle driver in the beginning. But afterwards he got a job in Italy and took part in the First World War.

    Before entering the literary field, he worked as a journalist. His experience in the war left deep impression on his sensitive mind. He sensed the aggressive tendencies of human nature and the impact of violent character of war on humanity.

    In 1918, he was hit by an Austrian mortar shell and became seriously wounded. He was hospitalized and there he fell in love with a nurse. He experienced love for the first time which tantalized his mind and this was the inspiring event of this great novelist. He started writing novels and achieved great heights in creative writing.

    Earnest Hemingway married four times during his lifetime and spent a good life. Apart from his literary work, he had a passion for bull-fighting, hunting and fishing. He also covered many war conferences for the Toronto Star.


    Ernest Hemingway wrote three brilliant novels namely 'Man without Women', 'The Sun Also Rises’ and ‘A Farewell to Arms'. All based on the war theme. These novels were so real that they were liked all over the world and established Hemingway as the leading novelist of his times. Hemingway committed suicide in 1961, leaving his mortal remains of literary writing.























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