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Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway ranks as the most famous of twentieth-century American writers; like Mark Twain, Hemingway is one of those rare authors most people know about, whether they have read him or not. The difference is that Twain, with his white suit, ubiquitous cigar, and easy wit, survives in the... show more



Ernest Hemingway ranks as the most famous of twentieth-century American writers; like Mark Twain, Hemingway is one of those rare authors most people know about, whether they have read him or not. The difference is that Twain, with his white suit, ubiquitous cigar, and easy wit, survives in the public imagination as a basically, lovable figure, while the deeply imprinted image of Hemingway as rugged and macho has been much less universally admired, for all his fame. Hemingway has been regarded less as a writer dedicated to his craft than as a man of action who happened to be afflicted with genius. When he won the Nobel Prize in 1954, Time magazine reported the news under Heroes rather than Books and went on to describe the author as "a globe-trotting expert on bullfights, booze, women, wars, big game hunting, deep sea fishing, and courage." Hemingway did in fact address all those subjects in his books, and he acquired his expertise through well-reported acts of participation as well as of observation; by going to all the wars of his time, hunting and fishing for great beasts, marrying four times, occasionally getting into fistfights, drinking too much, and becoming, in the end, a worldwide celebrity recognizable for his signature beard and challenging physical pursuits.

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Birth date: 1899-07-21
Died: 1961-07-02
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jbarrett5 book reviews, etc
jbarrett5 book reviews, etc rated it 2 months ago
The dangerous summer by Hemingway_ Ernest Spain and the bull fights where he was commissioned to write an article but so much more got in his way...A matador and his brother in law who returns to the bullfights after retiring where they pit one another and try to do more serious hand to hand fighti...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it 7 months ago
I have to admit that I have now discovered one of the major disadvantages of reading something on a smartphone. After finishing Snows of Kilimanjaro and still having three Hemingway pubs to visit, I wanted to read some more Hemingway, and what better book to read while one is in Paris, drinking wine...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it 7 months ago
Well, there I was, sitting on a train on the Paris Metro heading towards the first of the cafes (I would call them pubs, but they are not strictly pubs in the Anglo sense of the word) were Ernest Hemmingway would spend his time getting drunk with his literary mates. At the time, I was reading Satre'...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it 7 months ago
Too bad that I didn't finish this in enough time to have it count towards my Literary Birthday book reads for 2016. I should have just DNFed it since it didn't do anything besides bore and annoy me in equal measure.So this is a memoir by Ernest Hemingway, where he talks about writing and then shit t...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it 8 months ago
Please note that I gave this book 4.5 stars and rounded it up to 5 stars on Goodreads.I have to say that this is a great little short story that you can finish within an hour. Besides the story becoming slightly repetitive after the old man goes out to try his hand at fishing, everything else in the...
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