FC: Ernest Hemingway | By: Ingrid Neel
1: Born: July 21st, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois | Died:July 2,1961 in Ketchim, Idaho. | He comited suicide at the age of 61 | The greatest American shortstoryist | Basic Info
2: His Father was Dr. Clarence Edmonds Hemingway. His mother was Grace Hall | He had four marriages and three sons total | He was one of six children with four sisters and on brother
3: Childhood | His mother taught him music, and was a very accomplished musician herself. In his early childhood she would dress him in girls clothes. | He spent a lot of his summer on Walloon Lake, Michigan. Here he learned to hunt and fish. | The lake was the setting of many of his greatest short stories.
4: Adventuresome | He exelled in school both academically and athletically. He showed particular interest in writing. He also boxed and played football, but his favorite pastimes remained hunting and fishing. | He traveled all around the world. And he loved going to Spain to watch the bullfights.
5: Innovative | Wrote in extremely short sentences. Used simple words Very few adjectives but vigorous language Dialogue was very prominant, and his charaters spoke for themselves | Hemingway experimented with a new form of pros. It was new and paved the road for many 20th century writers.
6: Philosophical | All classic writers are philosophers to a large degree, asking themselves the purpose of human existence. Hemingway was philosophical about writing, not just human nature. He wrote: I found the greatest difficulty aside from knowing truly what you really felt, rather than what you were supposed to feel, was to put down what really happened in action; what the actual things were which produced the emotion that you experienced. | He searched his soul to put down something truthful and “honest” that would last for generations to come, not just for the moment: Each book should be a new beginning, where he tries for something that is beyond attainment. It is because we have had such great writers in the past that a writer is driven far out past where he can go, out to where no one can help him. Philosophers, like Hemingway, make you think about life in crazy ways, make you question what you think is true and important.
7: ''I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral you feel bad after." | "Courage is grace under pressure." | Quotes | "The best way to find out if you can trust someone is to trust them."
8: Facts | Won the Pulitzer prize in 1953 | Won the Nobel prize in 1954 | Everyone liked Ernest and called him Papa Hemingway | Later in life he had insomnia and was getting depressed, he came to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester two times.
9: Timeline | Born on July 21st 1899 Started first job as a news reporter for the Kansas City Star in 1917 Published first book in 1923 In 1954 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature In 1921 he had his first marriage to Hadley Richardson They had a son named John on October 10th 1923 (his nick name was Bumby) He died onJuly 2nd 1961
10: Bio Poem | Ernest Born in Oak Park, Illinois Child of Clarence Hemingway and Grace Hall Lived in Paris, Key West, and Idaho Overcame a shrapnel wound Worked as a reporter, an ambulance driver, and a writer Challenged by alcoholism Personal traits were expressive and artistic Always was up for the running of the bulls Never missed a day of writing Best known for his stark and simple pros Hemingway
11: Paris October 12, 1922. Dear Journal, Paris is a good choice to settle. I cannot resist the beauty of the city with its wide tree-lined streets, spacious public parks, meandering river, and historical architecture. Even the daily outdoor markets of fresh fruits, vegetables, cheese and bread bring color and character to this place. We don't have much money, but we are not starving, and we drink decent wine. The French, as well, display a freedom of spirit and an openness that Americans these days appear in short supply. Friends like Gertrude, Dos Passos, Sylvia at the bookstore, and Ezra, are nice to have around. While Hadley plays piano in a neighbor's room, I find a clean, well-lighted cafe to do my writing. When I publish the book I am working on, we will treat ourselves to a vacation in the Alps or on the Riviera. For now, life is sweet with my new bride. Ernest Hemingway
12: Dear Papa, You were not just a writer of some of the best stories of your time, you were an icon. You broke the author stereotype of being shy, nerdy, and unathletic. You led a broad, robust life of the mind as well as the body, getting involved in three wars, learning to fish and hunt, becoming as famous as Hollywood stars. How did you manage to do all that? In addition, you traveled the world and lived in such romantic places as Montparnasse, Spain, Key West, Cuba, Venice and Ketchum, Idaho. While you may have hung out with the rich and famous in these spots, you embraced waiters, bear trappers, Safari guides, and fishermen. They say that you were warm and witty, and lived life to the max. I've been inspired by your dedication to your craft of writing first and foremost; but you will go down in history as not just a writer, but a complete person. I doubt I'll have the artistic talent you possess, but I hope to be an artistic tennis player and someone known not just for my sport, but for my the unique and interesting person I will become. Oh, and thanks for leaving the world so much great literature, Ingrid Neel
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14: "be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." - Kahlil Gibran | It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away.
16: "Blossom by blossom the spring begins"
17: It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away.
19: A Smile As Sweet As Spring
20: Nothing Is So Beautiful As Spring