Duke University Press, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and the Twenties. University of Alabama Press, An explication of the cultural context of the era and how the works of these two American writers are imbued with the attitudes and icons of their day.
When Ernest, the first son and second child born to Dr. Ed and Grace Hemingway, was only seven weeks old, his general practitioner father took the family for a quick weekend trip to the Michigan north woods, where Dr.
Hemingway was having land cleared by several Ottawa Indians for Windemere, a summer cabin that he built on Walloon Lake.
Ernest would return to this area year after year, as a child and later as an adolescent — hunting, fishing, camping, vegetable gardening, adventuring, and making plans for each new, successive summer.
Ernest's mother, a devout, religious woman with considerable musical talent, hoped that her son would develop an interest in music; she herself had once hoped for an operatic career, but during her first recital at Carnegie Hall, the lights were so intense for her defective eyes that she gave up performing.
Ernest attempted playing the cello in high school, but from the beginning, it was clear that he was no musician. Instead, he deeply shared his father's fierce enthusiasm for the outdoors.
Ernest began fishing when he was three years old, and his fourth birthday present was an all-day fishing trip with his father. For his twelfth birthday, his grandfather gave him a single-barrel gauge shotgun.
His deep love of hunting and fishing in the north Michigan woods during his childhood and adolescence formed lasting impressions that would be ingredients for his short stories centering around Nick Adams, Hemingway's young fictional persona.
In high school, Hemingway played football, mostly lightweight football, because he was small and thin. Hoping for more success in another sport, Hemingway took up boxing.
Years later, he would often write, using boxing metaphors; he would also tell people that it was a boxing accident that was responsible for his defective eyesight. Hemingway was always self-conscious about seeming less than the best at whatever he chose to do.
For example, he had a lifelong difficulty pronouncing his l's; his sounded like w's. His perfectionist father always stressed that whatever Ernest did, he must "do it right.
Hemingway's writing career began early. He was a reporter for The Trapeze, his high-school newspaper, and he published a couple of stories in the Tabula, the school's literary magazine.
Ironically, he remained an atrocious speller throughout his life. Whenever editors would complain about his bad spelling, he'd retort, "Well, that's what you're hired to correct! Hemingway realized that his son had no passion for further education, so he didn't encourage him to enroll in college.
Neither did he encourage him to join the boys his age who were volunteering for the army and sailing to Europe to fight in World War I. Hemingway took another approach: He called the Kansas City Star to find out if his son could sign on as a cub reporter.
He learned that an opening wouldn't be available until September, news that delighted Ernest because it meant that he could spend another summer in the north Michigan woods hunting and fishing before he began working in the adult world. Arriving in Kansas City to work for the Star, young Hemingway began earning fifteen dollars a week.Ernest Hemingway created memorable characters in his short stories and novels by drawing on real people—parents, friends, and fellow writers, among others.
He also drew on real places and events. Hemingway’s greatest novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls, is another war-story about an American, Robert Jordan, and is again based on Hemingway’s real-life experiences during the Spanish Civil War, where he was a journalist and war reporter.
Robert Jordan is an experienced explosives expert in the International Brigade, fighting for republican. May 01, · Gellhorn narrates this historical novel, as Hemingway Wife No. 1, the neglected Hadley Richardson, did in McLain’s best-selling book-club fave, The Paris Wife.
Love and Ruin is . A.E. Hotchner is the author of many books, including Papa Hemingway and the forth-coming Hemingway in Love: His Own Story. Hotchner was a friend of Ernest Hemingway. Ernest Hemingway's colorful life as a war correspondent, big game hunter, angler, writer, and world celebrity, as well as winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, .
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