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Ernest Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American author and journalist. His distinctive writing style, characterized by economy and understatement, strongly influenced 20th-century fiction, as did his life of adventure and his public image. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. Seven novels Six short stories Two non-fiction works
The Sun Also Rises(1926). Is about a group of American and British expatriaste who travel from Paris to the Festival of Fermín in Pamplona to watch the running of the bulls and the bullfights. Jeffrey Meyers writes that it is "recognized as Hemingways greatest work’’, and Linda Wagner-Martin calls it his most important novel. The novel was published in the United States in October 1926 by the publishing house Scribners.
The protagonist of The Sun Also Rises is Jake Barnes, an expatriate American journalist living in Paris. Jake suffered a war wound that has caused him to be impotent, though the nature of his wound is never explicitly described in the novel. He is in love with Lady Brett Ashley, a twice-divorced Englishwoman. Brett, with her bobbed hair, embodies the new sexual freedom of the 1920s, having had numerous love affairs. Book One is set in the Café society of Paris.
Is a semi-autobiographical novel concerning events during the Italian campaigns during the First World War. The book, which was first published in 1929, is a first-person account of American Frederic Henry, serving as a Lieutenant ("Tenente") in the ambulance corps of the Italian Army. The title is taken from a poem by 16th-century English dramatist George Peele. The novel was based on Hemingways own experiences serving in the Italian campaigns during the First World War..
For Whom the Bell Tolls is a novel published in 1940. It tells the story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to a republican guerrilla unit during the Spanish Civil War. As an expert in the use of explosives, he is assigned to blow up a bridge during an attack on the city of Segovia. Jeffrey Meyers writes the novel is regarded as one of Hemingways best works.
The Old Man and the Sea is a novel published in 1952. It was the last major work of fiction to be produced by Hemingway and published in his lifetime. One of his most famous works, it centers upon Santiago, an aging fisherman who struggles with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream.
Silver Medal of Military Valor, Italian Armed Forces (c. WWI) Bronze Star, United States Armed Forces (1947) Pulitzer Prize, The Old Man and the Sea (1953) American Academy of Arts and Letters Award of Merit (1954) Nobel Prize for Literature (1954) Top Reporter of the Last Hundred Years, Kansas City Star (1999)