Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway was a famous American storyteller from the 20th century. He lived from 1898 until 1961. He was born in Oak Park in Illinois. Ernest finished high school and became a journalist. He volunteered in the 1. World War.

He was a hunter, took up boxing for some time and worked as a journalist during the 1. and 2. World War. After the war he moved to Paris.

After the 2. World War he lived in Cuba for a while surrounded by fisherman. He lived a stormy life and got married several times. When he realized he couldn’t write anymore he killed himself with a gun on July 2, 1961.

He is considered to be one of the most important American authors whose work was influenced by his journalism. The heroes of his works are strong characters that do not fit in.

He liked novels and short stories and really stood up with the novel about The 1. World War, A Farewell to Arms and the short novel The old man and the sea. He got a Nobel prize in 1954.

His other famous works are: The sun also rises, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Indian Camp…

The Sun Also Rises

"The Sun Also Rises" is a 1926 novel written by the famed American author Ernest Hemingway. The novel's main theme is that of the "Lost Generation" or the generation of young men that were seen to be irrevocably damaged by World War I and Hemingway's assertion that they were not as decadent and dissolute as was commonly thought. The novel was well received by the public and is seen as … [Read more...]

From Whom the Bell Tolls

"For Whom the Bell Tolls" was written by Ernest Hemingway and published in 1940. The story is set during the Spanish Civil War and is about a young man, Robert Jordan, who was assigned to compete for a mission to blow up a bridge. He was an American who taught Spanish at a University in the middle of the country. He was also part of the International Brigades, a group of communists … [Read more...]

A Farewell to Arms

"A Farewell to Arms" is a novel written by acclaimed American writer Ernest Hemingway and set in Italy during World War I. The novel was originally published in Scribner's Magazine from the period of May 1929 to October 1929 and was almost immediately published with a print run of 31,000 copies The book was an immediate success and became one of Hemingway's most well-known novels as … [Read more...]

The Old Man and the Sea

''The old man and the Sea'' is a novel which could be named a short novel also and it was published in 1952 for the first time in the magazine Life. It is written as a inner monologue in which we find out the thoughts of the main character. The plot is not the center of this literary work. The theme is the relationship between man and nature. Even though at the beginning Santiago is … [Read more...]