This dissertation work gives a deeper view of the literary style and philosophy of Ernest Hemingway - the American short story writer, novelist, non-fiction writer, journalist, poet, and dramatist. Mainly, it focuses on the connection between the life of Ernest Hemingway and his literary works. He enjoyed life to the fullest and wanted to show that he could do whatever he wanted and it is truly obvious that these facts deeply influenced to his future career, his creativity and private life. It also studies the importance and the influence of World War I on his short stories and novels.
Hemingway's birthplace in Oak Park, Illinois.
Hemingway fishing as a young boy. The Kansas City Star building where Hemingway took his first job as a cub reporter.
In the nearly sixty two years of his life that followed he forged a literary reputation unsurpassed in the twentieth century. In doing so, he also created a mythological hero in himself that captivated and at times confounded not only serious literary critics but the average man as well.
In a word, he was a star.
Clarence and Grace Hall Hemingway's six children; he had four sisters and one brother. He was named after his maternal grandfather Ernest Hall and his great uncle Miller Hall. Oak Park was a mainly Protestant, upper middle-class suburb of Chicago that Hemingway would later refer to as a town of "wide lawns and narrow minds.
It was basically a conservative town that tried to isolate itself from Chicago's liberal seediness.
Hemingway was raised with the conservative Midwestern values of strong religion, hard work, physical fitness and self determination; if one adhered to these parameters, he was taught, he would be ensured of success in whatever field he chose.
As a boy he was taught by his father to hunt and fish along the shores and in the forests surrounding Lake Michigan. The Hemingways had a summer house called Windemere on Walloon Lake in northern Michigan, and the family would spend the summer months there trying to stay cool.
Hemingway would either fish the different streams that ran into the lake, or would take the row boat out to do some fishing there. He would also go squirrel hunting in the woods near the summer house, discovering early in life the serenity to be found while alone in the forest or wading a stream.
It was something he could always go back to throughout his life, wherever he was. Nature would be the touchstone of Hemingway's life and work, and though he often found himself living in major cities like Chicago, Toronto and Paris early in his career, once he became successful he chose somewhat isolated places to live like Key West, or San Francisco de Paula, Cuba, or Ketchum, Idaho.
All were convenient locales for hunting and fishing. When he wasn't hunting or fishing his mother taught him the finer points of music.
Grace was an accomplished singer who once had aspirations of a career on stage, but eventually settled down with her husband and occupied her time by giving voice and music lessons to local children, including her own. Hemingway never had a knack for music and suffered through choir practices and cello lessons, however the musical knowledge he acquired from his mother helped him share in his first wife Hadley's interest in the piano.
Hemingway received his formal schooling in the Oak Park public school system. In high school he was mediocre at sports, playing football, swimming, water basketball and serving as the track team manager.“From the everyday minutia of childhood, to priceless early correspondence and writings, the scrapbooks are a treasure trove for anyone interested in the early life of Ernest Hemingway." Spanning the years to , the scrapbooks tell the story of Hemingway’s childhood growing up in Oak Park, Illinois, and vacationing at the Hemingway.
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Ernest Miller Hemingway was born at eight o'clock in the morning on July 21, in Oak Park, Illinois. In the nearly sixty two years of his life that followed he forged a literary reputation .
War punctuated Ernest Hemingway’s life and career (Ernest Hemingway ). The relationship is said to have formed the basis for one of Hemingway’s most popular and critically acclaimed novels was A Farewell to Arms (Hemingway, Ernest (Miller) 1).
Hemingway on War and Its Aftermath. En Español. Jr., another speaker at the Hemingway centennial.
In the early s, in reaction to their experience of world war, Hemingway and other modernists lost faith in the central institutions of Western civilization. N.J.: Princeton University Press, ) and Ernest Hemingway: A Life . The book begins with Hemingway’s birth and early influences in Oak Park, Illinois, followed by his first job as a reporter in Kansas City.
The result of her fascination with Papa Hemingway’s early life is Influencing Hemingway: I highly recommend this book mainly because it is a joy to read and is a refreshing look back at the life /5(8). Shmoop guide to Ernest Hemingway Biography.
Smart, fresh history of Ernest Hemingway Biography by PhDs and Masters from Stanford, Harvard, Berkeley He served his apprenticeship in journalism, the trade of chronicling real life, and was influenced by the style guidelines hammered into his head as a cub reporter at the .