Hemingway was the best American writer who ever lived. His style has influenced writers around the world. His writing consists of clarity, power, and vision. Hemingway’s best-known creation was his own life. He was an enviable being who made the entire planet his home, a war hero who lived and prepared to die by his own will.
As a writer, Hemingway made pilgrimages to the battlefields of Italy, the bullrings of Spain, the hunting grounds of Africa, and the deep blue waters of the Gulf Stream. He explored the lights; he was sometimes able to cast upon his life.
Behind the public mask was an artist, a self more sensitive than he wanted anyone to see. It was the part of him that saw life as it is and suffered for it. It is this part of him that remains most alive today. All of Hemingway’s work reveals to us a stripped of illusion.
Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois on July 21,1899. He always hated his first name, Ernest. Throughout his life, Hemingway created a stem of nicknames to match his identities: Papa, Stein, and Hem. Hemingway began writing back in high school, and his first published pieces were written for a school newspaper. His stories mostly dramatized the exploits of his friends and himself.
What fascinates me is his writing style. He was learning to write. His writing gets the reader to see and feel. Hemingway kept himself really busy each day. He’d write from morning till noon, then he’d take off to a bar to get jug of wine, and talk into the night. The next morning at dawn, he’d waken ready to take on the world.
Writing Life The book we had to read by Annie Dillard, The Writing Life, talks about a woman who has gone though various times in her life when she would be inspired by something, and she would write it down. This book wasn’t really appealing to me. I thought that Annie was going to explain how she went about writing, and what were her struggles. Instead, she starts out telling the read how to ...
Literature, for Hemingway, was a sensation machine that he hoped would ensure his immortality. But Hemingway was not content to pick away at the reader’s sense of own with shocking details.
After Hemingway was forced to leave Cuba because of the Fidel Castro revolution, he finally resided in the State. It was during 1960 when Hemingway received electric shock treatments for his mental illness. His sickness was caused by drinking massive alcohol and involved in terrifying moments. After receiving several electric shocks treatments, he knew what he must do next. For him there could be no turning back.
In 1961, his last day on earth, Hemingway and his fourth wife Mary went out for dinner. After having a joyful night at the restaurant, the couples went home. Before going to sleep Hemingway whispered to his wife, “Good night, my kitten.” Those were the last words Hemingway ever said to anyone. It was the next day, early in the morning, when Ernest M. Hemingway woke up and went downstairs. In the foyer of the main entrance to the house, he aimed a shotgun at his head and fired.
Hemingway desperately tried to write. People praised him for his style of writing. His technique leads the reader to see and feel. Leading a reader from one point to another is the best way to understand literature. Hemingway indeed was an enviable being who made the entire planet his home.