Review Of Ernest Hemingway And Writings



Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American novelest and short-story writer
whose writings and personal life exerted a profound influence on American
writers of his time and thereafter. Many of his works are regarded as American
classics, and some have subsequently been made into motion pictures. A review of
Hemingway reveals many interesting points about his life, about the influences
upon his works, and of the the themes and styles of his writings.

An examination of Hemingway's past brings to light many interesting
points and helps to create a better understanding of how he came to be the
master of the understated prose style. The second of six children born to
Clarence and Grace ...

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Cross ambulance
driver in Italy. In July of 1918 while serving along the Piave River, he was
severely wounded by shrapnel and forced to return home after recuperation in
January 1919. The war had left him emotionally and physically shaken, and
according to some critics he began as a result "a quest for psychological and
artistic freedom that was to lead him first to the secluded woods of Northern
Michigan, where he had spent his most pleasant childhood moments, and then to
Europe, where his literary talents began to take shape." (CLC, 177) First he
took a part-time job as a feature writer for the Toronto Star, eager to further
pursue his journalistic ambitions. In the fall of 1920 he became the
contributing editor of a trade journal, which took him to Chicago. It was there
that he met his first wife, Hadley Richardson. They were married in September
1921. In December of that year they went to France and for a 19 month strech
Ernest travled over Europe and Anatolia as a foreign ...

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such as "Indian Camp" and "The Three-Day Blow" show a
young Nick to be an impressionable adolescent trying to find his path in a
brutally violent and overwhelmingly confusing world. Like most all of
Hemingway's main characters, Nick on the surface appears tough and insensitive.
However, "critical exploration has resulted in a widespread conclusion that the
toughness stems not from insensitivity but from a strict moral code which
functions as the characters' sole defense against the overwhelming chaos of the
world." (CLC, 177) Not just Nick Adams' experiences, but his attitudes as well
seem to mimic those of his creator. Ernest's 1924-25 adventures in Paris and
Pamplona were the basis ...

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