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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Ernest Hemingway On His Birth Anniversary

Considered one of the most important writers of the two world wars, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 for “The Old Man and the Sea” and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954, he was born on a day like today, in 1899, in Idaho, and He was one of the leading storytellers and novelists of the 20th century.

ERNEST Miller Hemingway was born in Oak Park , Illinois t oda his life was influenced by the writing. He was a journalist and novelist and to his credit he has seven novels, six short stories and two essays. Three novels, four storybooks, and three essays were published posthumously.

But this writer also lived surrounded by unfortunate situations and death was with him until the end, these are some peculiarities of his life that perhaps you did not know.

  1. His father committed suicide in 1928 because of an incurable disease. He did not have a very happy childhood, he is traumatized by an authoritarian mother who dressed him as a child and, later, by a painful experience when he was forced to accompany his father in the difficult delivery of an Indian woman whose husband committed suicide by not being able to bear the screams of his wife.
  2. His first novel and his last novel were his greatest successes.
  3. His son Gregory died in police custody after being picked up in a state of trauma after a sex change operation.
  4. After struggling with depression and poor health for several years, Hemingway shot himself in 1961. He used to tell his friends that he would commit suicide.
  5. The actress, Mariel Hemingway, known for her work in Woody Allen’s “Manhattan,” is the granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway.
  6. In World War II, Hemingway took part in the D-Day invasion as a war correspondent.
  7. Some newspapers mistakenly announced Hemingway’s death in 1950, after the writer was involved in two plane crashes in Africa. The injuries from those accidents left him affected by his mental health for the rest of his life, and his depression would culminate in suicide.
  8. He was wounded on the front lines while serving as a member of the Red Cross. On his return home he would tell all kinds of stories about the war, supported by his wounds and a soldier’s uniform of which he had “stripped someone”.
  9. He did not like to talk about literature and preferred to talk about topics such as sports, women or food.
  10. Since his death until now, his works have continued to appear due to the thousands of manuscript pages that he left unpublished.