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23 Essential Quotes From Ernest Hemingway About Writing

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Search for a book to add a reference. We take abuse seriously in our discussion boards. Only flag comments that clearly need our attention. We will not remove any content for bad language alone, or being critical of a particular book. Hemingway was one of the 20th century's most important and influential writers, and many details of his own life have become nearly as well-known as has his work.

His image was of a stoic, macho, adventurous figure, and he often drew heavily on his own experiences for his writing. He was a leading figure of the so-called Lost Generation. Hemingway's fiction, especially his early work, was dominated by two types of characters. The first type were people altered by their World War I experiences, people who'd become detached and cynical, yet emotionally needy.

The second type of character--perhaps a response to the first type--is a simple, plainspoken individual of direct emotions, who finds fulfillment or even redemption in fishing, bullfighting or other physical activities. Death and violence were constant themes in Hemingway's life and writing.

Hunting was among his favorite interests. He was notoriously accident-prone, perhaps due to his adventurous life. Hemingway created one myth after the other about himself: Many people were perfectly willing to believe these tales, unlikely as they often were.

Hemingway was sometimes captured or challenged in his lies, and the discrepancy between himself and the idealized image he had created has been cited as a factor in his troubled life and eventual suicide. Hemingway probably suffered from depression, which was aggravated by his alcoholism. Hemingway was born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois. His father was a physician, and the family lived a comfortable, protected life. His mother, Grace Hall Hemingway, dressed and raised him as a girl for part of his life, calling him "Ernestine".

Accounts vary from two years to six years to even his teens Some reports claim that, when Hemingway was born, his mother fantasized that he was a the twin of his older, month-old sister, Marcelline. Some accounts hold that she dressed them both as girls and let their hair grown long, then later cut their hair and dressed them both as boys.

For two months each summer, Hemingway was allowed to attend a boys' camp, where he could dress and live as a boy. In his youth, Hemingway joined his father hunting; at ten, he got his first shotgun. He enjoyed a good fight, and boxing was a lifelong passion. Some of his Nick stories seem partly based on his experiences at this time.

His cottage was in what is now known as Hemingway Cove. It is rumored that he had several Chippewa friends as a child. After high school, Hemingway worked as a reporter for the Kansas City Star. He adopted as his personal standand the main directives of the newspaper's stylebook: Hemingway left his reporting job after only a few months, and, against his father's wishes, tried to join the United States Army. He did not pass the medical examination. En route to the Italian front, he stopped in Paris.

The city was under constant bombardment from German artillery. Instead of staying in the relative safety of the Hotel Florida, Hemingway asked the cab driver to bring him to the place where the shells were falling. Hemingway wouldn't stop looking for enemy fire until one shell tore apart the facade of a church at the Place de la Madelaine nearby. On his first day of duty, an ammunition factory near Milan suffered an explosion. Hemingway had to pick up human remains, mostly of women who'd worked at the factory.

This first and extremely cruel encounter with human death left him shaken. The soldiers he met later didn't lighten this horror: The exact details of the July 8 attack remain mysterious but two facts are certain: A trench mortar shell hit him leaving fragments in both legs, and he was awarded the Silver Medal of Military Valor medaglia d'argento from the Italian government.

He may have saved another soldier's life by carrying him on his back Hemingway later transferred to the Italian infantry, and was seriously injured. He fell for her, but they never were together. Soon after his departure, she fell in love with another man. Hemingway once wrote F. But when you get a damned hurt use it - don't cheat with it. Be as faithful to it as a scientist". The work is heavily autobiographical. After being discharged from the Army, Hemingway returned home and in took a job in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the Toronto Star newspaper as a freelancer, staff writer, and foreign correspondent.

About this time, Hemingway met Canada's young literary prodigy, Morley Callaghan who also was a cub reporter at the same paper. Callaghan, who respected Hemingway's work, showed his own stories to him and Hemingway praised it as fine work.

The two later joined up in the Montparnasse quarter of Paris, France with F. Scott Fitzgerald and the other expatriate writers of the day. In the same year, his first son, John, was born in Toronto. Busy supporting a family, he became bored with the Toronto Star, and on January 1, , Hemingway resigned. The Hemingways decided to live abroad for a while, and, following the advice of Sherwood Anderson, they settled in Paris.

Anderson gave Hemingway a letter of introduction to Gertrude Stein. She became his mentor and introduced Hemingway to the "Parisian Modern Movement" then ongoing in Montparnasse Quarter.

Hemingway's other mentor was Ezra Pound, the founder of imagism. He was so impressed with Pound that he considered giving him the Nobel Prize gold medal.

Hemingway later said of them: Gertrude was always right. A tragedy became an unexpected boon when Hemingway's manuscripts, including A Farewell to Arms were stolen at Gare de Lyon. In re-writing A Farewell The second version was a great deal less ornate. Hemingway compressed his prose to its bare essentials, related in a nearly journalistic, matter-of-fact style.

These features would become essential components of Hemingway's style. The publication of The Sun Also Rises was met with acclaim and success. Hemingway's style rocked the literary scene when it first appeared: It seemed simple on the surface, but was revolutionary in a time when Victorian writing with neo-Gothic decorations still governed the literary world. He divorced Hadley and married Pauline. Because of his Roman Catholic faith, some conflicts of conscience arose, but these were eventually overcome.

Hemingway's father committed suicide using an old Civil War era pistol. He couldn't bear the burden of his incurable illnesses. This suicide was doubtless a great pain to Hemingway, who may have been ashamed by the "cowardice" of the act. Crosby was a friend from Hemingway's Paris days. Hemingway drew heavily on his own World War 1 experiences for his second major work, A Farewell To Arms, published in The novel details the romance between Frederic Henry, an American soldier and Catherine, a British nurse, ending with her death in labor.

By this time, Hemingway was no longer in love with Sister von Kurowsky and had divorced Hadley. The intense labor pains of his second wife, Pauline, inspired Catherine's labor in the novel.

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Hemingway helped Ford Madox Ford edit The Transatlantic Review, which published works by Pound, John Dos Passos, Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, and Stein, as well as some of Hemingway's own early stories such as "Indian Camp".

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Watch video · Nobel Prize winner Ernest Hemingway is seen as one of the great American 20th century novelists, and is known for works like 'A Farewell to Arms' and 'The Old Man and the Sea.' Who Was Ernest.

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Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21, , in suburban Oak Park, IL, to Dr. Clarence and Grace Hemingway. Ernest was the second of six children to be raised in the quiet suburban town. His father was a physician, and both parents were devout Christians. Agnes von Kurowsky and Ernest Hemingway, Milan, Italy, Ernest Hemingway Photograph Collection/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library; After recuperating at home, Hemingway renewed his efforts at writing, for a while worked at odd jobs in Chicago, and sailed for France as a foreign correspondent for the Toronto Star.

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Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, - July 2, ) was an American author.. He was born in Oak Park, Illinois, and committed suicide in Ketchum, Idaho. Hemingway was one of the 20th century's most important and influential writers, and many details of his own life have become nearly as well-known as has his work. His image was of a stoic, . From the beginning of his writing career in the s, Hemingway's writing style occasioned a great deal of comment and controversy. Basically, a typical Hemingway novel or short story is written in simple, direct, unadorned prose.