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Ernest Hemingway


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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

  1. 1. Ernest Hemingway 1899 - 1961
  2. 2. Born in Illinois st 21 July 1899
  3. 3. Parents Grace – religious, musical Clarence - outdoorsman
  4. 4. Hemingway’s Childhood
  5. 5. Reporter – birth of a style
  6. 6. WW1 – Red cross in Italy Weak left eye Rejected for military service Wounded ‘A Farewell to Arms’
  7. 7. •Cruelty •Stupidity of war •Materialism •Quest for power •The value of enduring
  8. 8. Paris / Spain- 1920’s •Foreign correspondent •Literary friends •Pamplona bullfights
  9. 9. Florida & Havana 1928 •Deep sea fishing •Father’s suicide 1932 •Trips to Cuba & Africa
  10. 10. •Spanish civil war 1938 •Moved to Cuba in 1939 •WW2 US Navy Spotter
  11. 11. 1952 – The Old Man and the Sea •Reputation restored •Pulitzer prize 1953 •Nobel Prize 1954
  12. 12. 1959 – Declining Health •Diabetes •High blood pressure •Mental depression •Electric shock therapy
  13. 13. nd 2 July 1961 – Suicide