- Silver Medal of Military Valor (medaglia d'argento) in World War I
- Pulitzer Prize in 1953 (for The Old Man and the Sea)
- Nobel Prize in literature in 1954 (also for The Old Man and the Sea)
The sources of quotes are noted in the bibliography section. For easier reading, this text is split in several sections. You can get an all-in-one HTML version at http://people.freenet.de/sonics_homepage/hemtext.html
Grace Under Pressure
Death and Violence in Ernest Hemingway's Life and Work
Death and violence were the two great constants in Hemingway's troubled, chaotic life. As an infant, he joined his father on hunting trips. At ten, he got his first shotgun. Fifty-one years later, he used a gun to kill himself. In the meantime, he had hurt many and many had hurt him. He was a tough, strong man with strong principles.
Hemingway "believed that life was a tragedy and knew it could only have one end", yet he was blessed with talent and drive. That may have made it harder for him to admit his failures and correct them.
Books and Beyond
Robert Jordan and Frederic Henry: Two Facets of Hemingway
- Catherine: A vehicle for the women in Hemingway?s life
- Hemingway Up Close and Personal
Yes and yes. There is obviously a need to restructure the whole text, biographic information should be separated from information on the two particular books, and a trivia section should be included. I will make some of those changes myself, but help is really welcome. -- SoniC