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An introduction to the author - I use it with GCSE students when teaching 'The Old Man and the Sea'

An introduction to the author - I use it with GCSE students when teaching 'The Old Man and the Sea'

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Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway Presentation Transcript

  • Ernest Hemingway 1899 - 1961
  • Born in Illinois st 21 July 1899
  • Parents Grace – religious, musical Clarence - outdoorsman
  • Hemingway’s Childhood
  • Reporter – birth of a style
  • WW1 – Red cross in Italy Weak left eye Rejected for military service Wounded ‘A Farewell to Arms’
  • •Cruelty •Stupidity of war •Materialism •Quest for power •The value of enduring
  • Paris / Spain- 1920’s •Foreign correspondent •Literary friends •Pamplona bullfights
  • Florida & Havana 1928 •Deep sea fishing •Father’s suicide 1932 •Trips to Cuba & Africa
  • •Spanish civil war 1938 •Moved to Cuba in 1939 •WW2 US Navy Spotter
  • 1952 – The Old Man and the Sea •Reputation restored •Pulitzer prize 1953 •Nobel Prize 1954
  • 1959 – Declining Health •Diabetes •High blood pressure •Mental depression •Electric shock therapy
  • nd 2 July 1961 – Suicide