Ernest Hemingway

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Module 4 Essay - 1900-1945 Fiction
Ernest Hemingway Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author during the 20th Century, and many of his writings are a staple of American literature. Hemingway's was such a successful author because the characters he created in his work seemed real to the reader and could be related to. Among his works he published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works during his lifetime; also three novels, four collections of short stories, and three non-fiction works were published after his death. (Nobel Prize) During his lifetime, he was awarded with, Silver Medal of Military Valor in World War I, Pulitzer Prize in 1953 (for The Old Man and the Sea) Nobel Prize in literature in 1954 (also partly for The Old Man and the Sea) In 2001, two of his books, The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms, would be named to the list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century by the editorial board of the American Modern Library. (Noble Prize) Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, on July 21, 1899. (Belasco, 976) His father was a physician, and Ernest was the second of six children born to Dr. and Mrs. Clarence E. Hemingway. His mother with considerable music talent hoped that her son would develop an interest in music. Instead, Hemingway acquired his father's enthusiasm for guns and for fishing trips in the north woods of Michigan. (Belasco, 976) Hemingway writes in a deceptively simple manner and is very similar to life. I say this because in life you often are given minimal information, and have to read between the lines in order to figure out what was really meant, or what you should do next. By writing simply, and including many deeper meanings, Hemingway impacts the themes of his writing in a way unlike any other author. His themes are…...

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