Hemingway's "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" And His Life



Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21st, 1899. He was the son of Dr.
Clarence Edmonds and Grace Hall Hemingway. He grew up in a small town called
Oak Park, Illinois. Hemingway was brought up in a somewhat conservative
household by his parents who pushed the value of politeness and religion. It
wasn't until he began English classes in school that his writing talent began to
shine.
After he graduated from high school Hemingway turned his back on
university and he decided to move to Kansas City. It was there where he got his
first job as a writer. He was a reporter for the Kansas City Star. The Star
was the first to introduce to him the news writing format which demands brief,
to the ...

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had a hand in
shaping his character.
After extensive injuries from the war, Hemingway returned unhappily to
Oak Park. The impression left on him by his participation in the war had
greatly changed him. He began living at home again but refused to get a job,
even when his mother ordered him to. Soon she kicked him out and he moved to
Chicago. Here he made a living writing for the Toronto Star and working as a
sparring partner for boxers. While he was in Chicago he met his first wife, the
young and innocent Elizabeth Hadley Richardson.
Soon the young couple were married and they moved to Paris. It was here
where Hemingway encountered many of the greats, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound,
Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, John Dos Passos and Ford Madox Ford. It was Stein
who took him under her wing. She was first to point him in the direction of the
simple declarative sentence, which was another great influence on his style.
It seems to me that it wasn't until Hemingway developed ...

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