Ernest Hemingway Biography

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Ernest Miller Hemingway was one of the most influential and famous authors of the 20th century he was born on the 21st of July 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois.
His parents, Clarence Edmonds Hemingway and Grace Hall Hemingway were respectively a doctor and a musician. Hemingway was the second of 6 children. His brother, Leicester, also became a writer, known to have written Hemingway’s biography. Hemingway attended Oak Park and River Forest High School. There he began writing for the school newspaper. After graduation, he immediately went to work for the “Kansas City star”, where he honed his writing style. In the newspapers he learnt to write short and precise sentences, where unnecessary words such as adverbs and adjectives were often removed,
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The name, was created because the people born before the war and that had fought in it were all disillusioned, cynical and without emotional stability. After World War I the society and its people had changed forever, from the millions of victims, to the new technology created during it, everything was different. The war and the Great Depression that happened at the beginning of his life, while his mind was still growing and learning, deeply influenced him as a person and his writing style and the one of the authors from the Lost Generation, they all felt hopeless and that their home country, America, had forgotten about them.
As an example, Hemingway's characters tend to be honest people who lost hope and faith in society, they reflect his thoughts and feelings about the current state of the world. A lot of them are cynical, phony and act two-faced:
Harry, in The Snows of Kilimanjaro, married his wife Helen just because of her money even though she is a loyal and loving
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We can see with The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber that this short story has so much context behind it that could be written in an entire book but Hemingway is able to make it fit in such a small space.

Hemingway received a Nobel in Literature in 1954 "for his mastery of the art of narrative, most recently demonstrated in The Old Man and the Sea, and for the influence that he has exerted on contemporary
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