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Ernest Hemingway

(21 July 1899 - 2 July 1961 / Oak Park, Illinois)

Ernest Hemingway
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Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections and two non-fiction works. Three novels, four collections of short stories and three non-fiction works were published posthumously. Many of these are considered classics of American literature.

Hemingway was raised in Oak Park, Illinois. After high school he reported for a few ... more »

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  • ''When you give power to an executive you do not know who will be filling that position when the time of crisis comes.''
    Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), U.S. author. repr. In By-Line Ernest Hemingway, ed. William White (1967). "Notes on the Next War: A Serious Topical Lett...
  • The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and econ...
    Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), U.S. author. repr. In By-Line Ernest Hemingway, ed. William White (1967). "Notes on the Next War: A Serious Topical Lett...
  • ''Personal columnists ... are jackals and no jackal has been known to live on grass once he had learned about meat—no matter who killed the meat for him.''
    Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), U.S. author. repr. In By-Line Ernest Hemingway, ed. William White (1967). "Old Newsman Writes: A Letter from Cuba," Esqu...
  • ''Eschew the monumental. Shun the Epic. All the guys who can paint great big pictures can paint great small ones.''
    Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), U.S. author. Letter, January 5-6, 1932. Published in Selected Letters, ed. Carlos Baker (1981).
  • ''Never confuse movement with action.''
    Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), U.S. author. quoted by Marlene Dietrich in Papa Hemingway, pt. 1, ch. 1, A.E. Hotchner (1966 edition). "In those fiv...
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  • Bronze Star - 6,774 Points * Sunprincess * (7/21/2014 8:03:00 PM)

    ...........happy birthday mr. hemingway! ! !

  • Rookie Assorted Thoughts (12/9/2011 10:28:00 PM)

    My favorite story by Ernest Hemingway
    For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn

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