A Farewell to Arms. By Ernest Hemingway. Early Life. Ernest Hemingway was born on 21st July 1899 in Oak Park, Chicago, the second of six children.
By Ernest Hemingway
Grace Hall Hemingway dressed Ernest like a girl for the first two years of his life.
· On July 8, 1918 Hemingway was hit by Austrian artillery, six days before his nineteenth birthday.
·Hemingway was nineteen years old and fell wildly in love with Agnes, who was 26.
·Once he was well, Hemingway went to the hospital in Treviso to surprise Agnes in the hospital. It was not a very successful meeting.
*Hemingway wrote to Agnes and told her of his marriage. She responded writing to him:
“I always knew it would turn out right in the end, and you would realize it was the best way, as I'm positive you must believe, now you have Hadley.…”
Hemingway rented himself out as a sparring partner while living in Paris to make extra money in his early days as a writer.
Although Hemingway was an aficionado, he never ran with the bulls in Pamplona.
Hemingway (white pants) tries his luck at bullfighting during the "amateurs" in 1925.
side), enjoy a day at the arena.
·By now Hemingway had some slight notoriety both for his journalism and for his service in the ambulance corps and his first portrait was painted by Henry Strater.
·In 1935 he won his first fishing competition at Bimini in the British West Indies.
·Hemingway divorced Pauline and married Martha Gellhorn on November 21, 1940.
·But when they set off for the Far East to cover Chiang Kai-Shek's war against Japan in January 1941 their relationship was already strained.
·Hemingway could not cope with a wife who had a career of her own.
·He bought a house in Cuba with the proceeds from For Whom the Bell Tolls.
Hemingway and Martha Gelhorn, the third Mrs. Hemingway, marry in Key West.
Hemingway brought all of his famous friends who visited him in Havana to The Floridita, his favorite bar. Here he entertains Spencer Tracy (left) and Mary, his fourth wife (right).
·On 30th November he was admitted to the Mayo Clinic for the first time. He stayed about a month.
·He was readmitted three months later and stayed another two months.
·His memory was deteriorating and he couldn't write anymore.
·“The Lost Generation” is a phrase that is often associated with Hemingway because it appears atthe front of Hemingway's 1926 novel, The Sun Also Rises.
·Hemingway attributed the phrase to Gertrude Stein who supposedly heard her French garage owner speak of his young auto mechanics, and their poor repair skills, as "une generation perdue."
·Stein would expand the remark to describe all the disillusioned young men who had survived World War I and who seemed to end up in France with no real purpose, but because of its relatively low cost of living.