Friday, July 21, 2017

On This Day In History American Writer Ernest Hemingway Was Born

As notes, the late, great American writer Ernest Hemingway was born on this day.

On this day in 1899, Ernest Miller Hemingway, author of such novels as “For Whom the Bell Tolls” and “The Old Man and the Sea,” is born in Oak Park, Illinois. The influential American literary icon became known for his straightforward prose and use of understatement. Hemingway, who tackled topics such as bullfighting and war in his work, also became famous for his own macho, hard-drinking persona.

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

You can also read my Philadelphia Inquirer review of Hemingway’s Letters below:

And you can read my Washington Times review of Hemingway at War via the below link:

And lastly, you can read my Crime Beat column on Hemingway and crime via the below link:

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  1. So, Paul, what's your favorite by Hemingway? My favorite is The Sun Also Rises. It is an absolute masterpiece. And, as I have noted in my posting today, Hemingway's assessment of Twain and The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin is astute and perfect.

  2. R.T.,

    My favorite Hemingway novel is the first one I read as a teenager, "The Sun Also Rises."

    I also love "Islands in the Stream," which was published after his death. (One of the characters is a writer named Roger Davis).

    I also love Hemingway's short stories, such as "The Killers," "The Battler" and "Bad Ass at Blackrock."