ERNEST HEMINGWAY: BIOGRAFIA
Ernest Hemingway was born in Illinois in 1899. He worked as a reporter for the “Kansas City Star”. When America decided to enter the Great War, he tried to join the army, but he was rejected because of defective eye. Finally he voluntereed as an ambulance driver on the Italian front and received a silver medal from the Italian government. Back to the United States he got a job as a foreign correspondent and settled in Paris where he entered in a group of expatriate writers called “the lost generation”. In 1924 wrote her first novel In Our Time recalling the experiences of his childhood. Two next year he wrote The Sun Also Rises which showed his love of exotic settings and situationa where violent actions reveal courage and endurance. In 1929 he wrote A Farewell to Arms, a love story that talks about the horrors of the war and at the same time the best American novel ever written on World War I. When he shift to Key West, he went to an African hunting safari, that would lead to many stories, such as The Snows of Kilimangiaro and The Green Hills of Africa. During the Spanish Civil War he was a correspondent for an American news agency and this experience was recorded in For Whom the Bell Tolls. In 1953 her novel Old Man and The Sea won Pulitzer Prize in fiction, while Across the river and into the Trees, Island in the Stream and The Garden of the Eden were criticised.
ERNEST HEMINGWAY MORTE
In 1954 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature and then, because of her depression he committed suicide in 1961.
ERNEST HEMINGWAY: BIOGRAFIA BREVE
THE EXPERIENCES OF HIS CHILDHOOD. The key experience of his childhood was the encounter with nature. Infact he had the passions for fishing and hunting, seen as struggle against nature in which man fights with courage. In this struggle life rapresented a series of actions which gives man the measure of his control over events and beyond these actions there is death.
HEMINGWAY’S HERO. Hemingway’s hero is the same in all her books. He is sensitive to the pain the world inflicts and he does the best he can under strass in contrast with the “code hero” that is extremely courageous and that is able to live beyond the reach of ordinary human beings.
STYLE. Hemingway considered writing a means to know own identity, so he created a dry and essential style, characterised by a sinple syntax, colloquial dialogue and small descriptions. His characters are revealed through the dialogue and descriptive passages that evoke a mood.
ERNEST HEMINGWAY: ADDIO ALLE ARMI
A FAREWELL TO ARMS. THE PLOT - This novel deals with the story of an American ambulance driver, Lieutenant Henry Frederick, on the Italian front during World War I. There he falls in love with a English nurse, Catherine. He meets her again at a Milan hospital where he is sent after being wounded. When he returns finds himself in the retreat of the Italian army after the German attack on Caporetto. Henry decides to desert the army to escape with Catherine to Switzerland where she finally dies giving birth to the baby, who also dies.