Ernest Miller Hemingway
born on July 21, 1899, in the village of Oak Park, Illinois, close to the prairies and
woods west of Chicago
he would explore, camp, fish and hunt with his physician father, Dr. Clarence "Ed"
an American author
reported and wrote articles, poems and stories for his high school's publications
based on his direct experiences
after high school} starting writing for the Kansas City Star (a newspaper)
"Brevity, a reconciliation of vigor with smoothness, the positive approach"
on Italian/Austrian front in WW1
Silver Medal of Military Valor
mentored by Gertrude Stein and Ezra Pound in Europe
Pulitzer Prize in 1953 for The Old Man and the Sea
Nobel Prize in literature in 1954 also for The Old Man and the Sea
"powerful, style- making mastery of the art of modern narration."
suicide July, 1961, in Ketchum, Idaho.
The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park