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The Essential Hemingway

The Essential Hemingway

Author: Ernest Hemingway
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Ernest Hemingway was born in Chicago in 1899, the second of six children. In 1917, he joined the Kansas City Star as a cub reporter. The following year he volunteered as an ambulance driver on the Italian front where he was badly wounded but decorated for his services. He returned to America in 1919 and married in 1921. In 1922, he reported on the Greco-Turkish war before resigning from journalism to devote himself to fiction. He settled in Paris with other expatriots like Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein. He was passionately involved with bullfighting, big gane hunting and deep-sea fishing. Recognition of his position in contemporary literature came in 1954 when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, following the publication of The Old Man and the Sea. He died in 1961.

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'Hemingway's style is a superb vehicle for revealing tenderness of feeling beneath descriptions of brutality' Guardian
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Ernest Hemingway was born in Chicago in 1899, the second of six children. In 1917, he joined the Kansas City Star as a cub reporter. The following year, he volunteered as an ambulance driver on the Italian front, where he was badly wounded but decorated for his services. He returned to America in 1919, and married in 1921. In 1922 he reported on the Greco-Turkish war, then resigned from journalism to devote himself to fiction. He settled in Paris, associating with other expatriates like Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein. He was passionately involved with bullfighting, big-game hunting and deep-sea fishing. His direct and deceptively simple style spawned generations of imitators but no equals. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954, and died in 1961.
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General Fields

  • : 9780099460978
  • : Vintage Publishing
  • : Vintage Classics
  • : June 2004
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 33mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ernest Hemingway
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 528