Ernest Hemingway

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Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois, a Chicago suburb, in 1899. During his early years he was influenced by his father, Clarence E. Hemingway, a physician who loved the outdoors and taught his son to fish and hunt, and by his mother, Grace Hall Hemingway, a forceful artistic woman who gave voice lessons and painted. The family summered in a cottage in northern Michigan, where Hemingway found opportunities for outdoor activities and observed the local Indians. He was educated in the Oak Park and River Forest High School but chose not to attend a university. Instead, at the age of eighteen, he joined the staff of the Kansas City Star in Kansas City, Missouri, as a cub reporter. Although he had written stories for his …

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Fleming, Robert E.. "Ernest Hemingway". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 March 2001
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Articles on Hemingway's works

  1. 88 Poems
  2. A Farewell to Arms
  3. A Moveable Feast
  4. Across the River and Into the Trees
  5. Death in the Afternoon
  6. For Whom the Bell Tolls
  7. Green Hills of Africa
  8. In Our Time
  9. Islands in the Stream
  10. Men at War
  11. Men Without Women
  12. The Fifth Column and Forty-Nine Stories
  13. The Garden of Eden
  14. The Old Man and the Sea
  15. The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber
  16. The Snows of Kilimanjaro
  17. The Sun Also Rises
  18. The Torrents of Spring
  19. Three Stories and Ten Poems
  20. To Have and Have Not
  21. True at First Light
  22. Winner Take Nothing

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