Ernest Hemingway is a highly esteemed American author. He was born in Cicero, Illinois on July 21, 1899. Hemingway served during World War I and also worked within the journalism sector prior to publishing a short collection entitled In Our Time. His most famous works include For Whom the Bell Tolls, A Farewell to Arms, and The Sun Also Rises. He is also well known for The Old Man and the Sea, the novel for which he received the 1953 Pulitzer Prize. In addition to winning the Pulitzer, Hemingway was the recipient of the Nobel Prize in 1954. He died by committing suicide in Ketchum, Idaho on July 2, 1961. Early Life and Career After his birth, Ernest Hemingway spent much of his youth in a conservative Chicago suburb. However, his parents (Grace and Clarence Hemingway) also raised him in northern Michigan. There, Hemingway learned to fish, hunt, and appreciate the natural environment. During his high school era, the budding writer worked for his school newspaper. While working for Trapez
chapter 1 Everybody was drunk. The whole battery was drunk going along the road in the dark. We were going to the Champagne. The lieutenant kept riding his horse out into the fields and saying to him, “I’m drunk, I tell you, mon vieux. Oh, I am so soused.” We went along the road all night in the dark and the adjutant kept riding up alongside my kitchen and saying, “You must put it out. It is dangerous. It will be observed.” We were fifty kilometers from the front but the adjutant worried about the fire in my kitchen. It was funny going along that road. That was when I was a kitchen corporal.