Ernest Miller Hemingway 18991961 was one of the most popular and successful

Table of Contents

Ernest Miller Hemingway (1899-1961) was one of the most popular and successful American writers of the 20th century. He is considered a modern classic.He was born on July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. He was the second of six children of Clarence Edmonds Hemingway and his musically talented wife Grace Hall. The puritanically strict education of the father shaped Hemingway as well as his love of nature and the long summers in the wilderness of Walloon Lake. There, his father taught him to hunt and fish and to deal with tools and weapons. He spent his childhood in Michigan in contact with nature,getting used to a solitary life without any comfort. High School left Hemingway prematurely in 1917 to work as a local reporter in “Kansas City Star”. When united states entered World War I he decided to volunteer himself in the Red Cross ambulance service in France.In 1918 he was severely wounded on the Italian front. In the hospital he met his first great love, the American nurse Agnes von Kurowsky.In early 1919, Hemingway returned to the United States, where he celebrated as a hero. In fact, the experience of being near death and being rejected by Agnes had deeply unsettled him. From 1920 he got the chance to write for the “Toronto Star””. The pay was bad