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Ernest Miller Hemingway










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A table of contents:


1. The introduction 2


2. Life of Ernest Hemingway... 2


3. Hemingway`s social viewpoint........ 4


4. Hemingway`s ideas regarding literature and writers 5


5. Hemingway`s style of writing.. 6


6. The conclusion.. 7


Ernest Miller Hemingway (1899-1961)


The introduction


Ernest Miller Hemingway was one of America`s foremost writers, and a

classic of American and world literature of the 20th century. He

influenced the American short story, and his novels A Farewell to

Arms, To Have and Have Not, For Whom the Bells Tolls, The Old Man

and the Sea are world known. He took part in the First World War, Civil

War in Spain and in the Second World War, and fought actively against

fascism and war.


Hemingway was a man of great talent. An American critic, Carlos Baker,

in his book Ernest Hemingway A Life Story writes that Hemingway was a

perpetual student, a profound reader, a brilliant naturalist and a keen

observer of life around him. Hemingway won the hearts of his readers

with his stories and novels and attracted people by his personal

qualities ? his honesty and courage above all. He was much interested in

fishing, hunting, boxing and the national Spanish sport corrida.




Ernest Miller Hemingway was born at eight o'clock in the morning on July

21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. In the nearly sixty two years of his

life that followed he forged a literary reputation unsurpassed in the

twentieth century. In doing so, he also created a mythological hero in

himself that captivated (and at times confounded) not only serious

literary critics but the average man as well. In a word, he was a star.



Born in the family home at 439 North Oak Park Avenue (now 339 N. Oak

Park Avenue), a house built by his widowed grandfather Ernest Hall,

Hemingway was the second of Dr. Clarence and Grace Hall Hemingway`s six

children; he had four sisters and one brother. He was named after his

maternal grandfather Ernest Hall and his great uncle Miller Hall.


Oak Park was a mainly Protestant, upper middle-class suburb of Chicago

that Hemingway would later refer to as a town of "wide lawns and narrow

minds." Only ten miles from the big city, Oak Park was really much

farther away philosophically. It was basically a conservative town that

tried to isolate itself from Chicago's liberal seediness. Hemingway was

raised with the conservative Midwestern values of strong religion, hard

work, physical fitness and self determination; if one adhered to these

parameters, he was taught, he would be ensured of success in whatever

field he chose.


His father, a keen sportsman and ethnographer, was a doctor. His

democratic views influenced Ernest greatly. He taught his son first and

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