Hemingway: Lady Gaga of the 20th Century

2 Jul
Ernest Hemingway 21.7.1899 – 2.7. 2013

Ernest Hemingway 21.7.1899 – 2.7. 1961

Ernest Hemingway  was the ‘The Lady Gaga of his era’, (Marty Beckerman: The Heming Way). He was as celebrated as the afore-mentioned in his day, he was controversial and one of the most important writers of the 20th century, revolutionising American writing.
Born on 21, July 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois, Ernest Hemingway served in World War One as an ambulance driver before entering the world of journalism, which pathed the way to his literally style before publishing his story collection In Our Time. His novels; The Sun Also Rises, was written during the time he spent in Paris, where he met F. Scott Fitzgerald  – who in turn took the manuscript to his own publisher who published it … the rest as they say is history. A Farewell to Arms followed  about his experiences in the war, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Old Man and the Sea, were acclaimed, the latter winning the 1951 Pulitzer.

He served as a newspaper war correspondent in the Spanish Civil War and second world war In 1954, Hemingway won the Nobel Prize in literature.

Hemingway’s private life was more fragile and stormy than his professional and macho persona. In 1953 he was involved with two successive plane crashes while on Safari in Africa, newspapers reporting his death after the second. He suffered from alcoholism that may have exacerbated the onset of depression in his later life. After being clinically treat with electroshock treatment he became very sick and he lost his will to live.

Hemingway ended his own life with a rifle, aged 61 on this day 1961, in Ketchum, Idaho.

Ernest Hemingway lived in Cuba between 1940 and left midst the Cuban Revolution, he’d had a full life moving from war-time in Italy then to Paris, Key West, Africa, Spain and back to his final home in Ketchum, Idaho. I leave you with some wonderful music of that time and of those places… and a bit of BuenaVista Social Club for good measure.


One Response to “Hemingway: Lady Gaga of the 20th Century”

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