Jake B.

Biography of Ernest Hemingway

        Ernest Hemingway was born July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. He started his career as a writer after high school when he was hired as a writer at a newspaper office in Kansas City. But when World War I started he joined a volunteer ambulance in the Italian army. Later he was wounded and spent a lot of time in the hospitals.

            Once he returned to the United States, he became a reporter for Canadian and American newspapers. He was later sent back to Europe to report about events happening, for example, the Greek Revolution. During the 1920’s Ernest joined the group of expatriate Americans in Paris. Paris is where he and his first wife moved to also. He described his work in this group in his book, The Sun Also Rises (1940). Ernest used a lot of his experiences as a reporter during the civil war in Spain as a setting in some of his novels.

            Ernest Hemingway is also quite the sportsman, and especially liked to write about soldiers, hunters, and bullfighters. He mostly described them as tough, and sometimes whose courage and honesty are set up against them in the hard ways of modern society. He included bull fighting in one of his books before, and after it was published, bullfighting became more popular.

            During 1952 Ernest went on a safari in Africa, but during the plane ride the plane crashed. He may of survived but spent his life in agony and pain. During the summer of 1961 he committed suicide leaving this world with his amazing writings.



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