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Life of Hemingway

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Life of Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His distinctive writing style, characterized by economy and understatement, influenced 20th-century fiction, as did his life of adventure .He produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s. Many of his works are classics of American literature.
Early life :
Ernest Miller Hemingway was born July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. Clarence and Grace Hemingway raised their son in this conservative suburb of Chicago, In high school, Hemingway worked on his school newspaper, Trapeze and Tabula, writing primarily about sports.   After graduation, the budding journalist went to work for the Kansas City Star, gaining experience that would later influence his distinctively stripped-down prose style.
Military Experience :
In 1918, Hemingway went overseas to serve in World War I as an ambulance driver in the Italian Army. For his service, he was awarded the Italian Silver Medal of Bravery, but soon sustained injuries that landed him in a hospital in Milan.
There he met a nurse, who soon accepted his proposal of marriage, but later left him for another man. This devastated the young writer but provided fodder for his works "A Very Short Story" and, more famously, A Farewell to Arms. Still nursing his injury and recovering from the brutalities of war at the young age of 20, he returned to the United States.
In Chicago Hemingway met Hadley Richardson, the woman who would become his first wife.
In Europe (Start of literary Career):
The couple married and quickly moved to Paris, where Hemingway worked as a foreign correspondent for the Star. In Paris, Hemingway soon became a key part of what Gertrude Stein would famously call "The Lost Generation." With Stein as his mentor, Hemingway made the acquaintance of many of the great writers and artists of his generation.
In 1923, Hemingway and Hadley had a son, John Hadley Nicanor Hemingway. 1925, the couple, joining a group of British and...

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