Saturday, July 21, 2007

Hemingway (1899)

Just out of high school, Ernest Hemingway started his career as a journalist and writer at the Kansas City Star. The Star’s style manual, which emphasized short sentences and vigorous English, helped influence Hemingway’s own style of writing which carried over into his short stories and novels.

He was the author of six collections of short stories, a book of poems, and eleven novels. Among his novels were: The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Old Man and the Sea. He served as a war correspondent during the Spanish Civil War.

Ernest Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953 "for his mastery of the art of narrative, most recently demonstrated in The Old Man and the Sea, and for the influence that he has exerted on contemporary style."


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