Text of Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) American writer American writer Winner of...
Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)
American writer Winner of Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954A legendary figure in American literature
Life ExperiencesHe was born in Oak Park, Illinois.He started his career as a writer in a newspaper office in Kansas City at the age of seventeen.After the United States entered the First World War, he joined a volunteer ambulance unit in the Italian army.Serving at the front, he was wounded, was decorated by the Italian Government, and spent considerable time in hospitals.
After his return to the United States, he became a reporter for Canadian and American newspapers and was soon sent back to Europe to cover such events as the Greek Revolution. During the 1920s, Hemingway became a member of the group of expatriate Americans in Paris, where he did a lot of his writing.
The Old Man and the Sea, one of Hemingways most outstanding works, was written in 1952. It is the story of an old fisherman's journey and his long and lonely struggle with a fish and the sea.
Joe DiMaggioA gifted New York Yankee who embodied the ideals of Hemingways Hero Code.
Hemingways Code Hero
a man must always have grace under pressurea man must measure himself against the difficulties that life throws in his way, realizing that we all will ultimately lose because we are mortals, but we must play the game of life honestly and passionately in spite of that knowledge.
Hemingways Code Heroa man must face death with dignity, enduring physical and emotional pain in silencea man should never show emotions a man should maintain his free-will and individualismthe only way to survive is to face whatever comes with honor, dignity, knowledge, strength, and endurance
Hemingways Code Heroa man must be completely honest, keeping one's word or promise a man admits the truth of Nada (Spanish, "nothing"), meaning that no external source outside of oneself can provide meaning or purposea man must face death without hope of an afterlife