Ernest Miller Hemingway, 1899 - 1961

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Born: 21 July 1899, Oak Park, Illinois
Died: 2 July 1961, Ketchum, Idaho

Hemingway took a job as a reporter for the Kansas City Star instead of college. Eye damage from high-school boxing matches kept him from fighting in the first world war, but not from driving an ambulance in Italy for the Red Cross. After recovering from wounds sustained in combat, Hemingway stayed on the move, marrying four women in turn, covering the Spanish Civil War, and turning to novels featuring the same terse, clear style he learned as a reporter. "The Old Man and the Sea" won the Pulitzer in 1953 and led to the Nobel Prize in Literature the next year.

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