Ernest Hemingway. Life. Hemingway was born in 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. He started working as a reporter at the age of 17. He joined the WWI effort, spending many years in Europe as part of an ambulance team.
It is thought that this disease may have contributed to his mental decline.
He often writes about “the athlete,” women, death, courage, emancipation, emasculation, and nature.