Earnest Hemingway was a very famous author which wrote in his own interesting way. More about that later. Earnest Hemingway was a journalist before the first world war where he drove an ambulance car. This inspired a lot of his stories because he was part of the lost generation. The lost generation are all of the men and boys who went to the first world war. He wrote about all of the youths that lost their adalecence to the war.

Hemingwar also experienced the spanish civil war and the second world war. This made him an author which was out in the field and wrote about his own experiences instead of writing from his comfy living room. That is not all of it though. Another thing about his writing that was special was that he wrote very short sentances. Compared to earlier authors, hes past in journalism made him be brief in his stories and go straight forward to the point.

This is shown very good in the short story A day’s wait. Where from line 65-83 he uses short sentances in the conversation and doesn’t take almost any time to describe the surrondings which is very normal for authors. For example: He went up to the room. Nothing more than saying what he did. No decription of his inner feelings or the hallway or atmosphere.

Ernest Hemingway on safari, Africa. January, 1934. Photograph in the Ernest Hemingway Photograph Collection, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.
EH 7018P Ernest Hemingway on safari, Africa. January, 1934. Photograph in the Ernest Hemingway Photograph Collection, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.

In his later years though, after marrying four women and drinking a lot of alcohol he began to fight with mental illness. He had a very hard time feeling he couldn’t write as before, thinking that was his purpose in this world. He took his own life in 1961 after writing famous texts as The old man in the sea and the sun always rises. Winning the nobel prize in literature and seen a lot of war.

He will be remembered as an author that wasn’t just a writer but made a show of his life.

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