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American novelist and short-story writer whose style is characterized by crispness laconic dialogue and emotional understatement An examination of Hemingway involves a look at his early life writing style time period in which he Born in Oak Park Illinois Hemingway was educated at Oak Park High School After graduating from high school in 1917 Unger248 he became a reporter for the Kansas City Star but he left his job within a few months to serve as a volunteer ambulance driver in Italy during World War I He later transferred to the Italian infantry and was severely wounded After the war he served as a correspondent for the Toronto Star and then settled in Paris While there he was encouraged in creative work by the American expatriate writers Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein McMahon133 After 1927 Hemingway spent long periods of time in Key West Florida and in Spain and Africa During the Spanish Civil War he returned to Spain as a newspaper correspondent In World War II he again was a correspondent and later was a reporter for the United States First Army Unger253 although he was not a soldier he participated in several battles Hemingways economical writing style often seems simple and almost childlike but his method is calculated and used to complex effect In his writing Hemingway provided detached descriptions of action using simple nouns and verbs to capture scenes precisely McMahon135 By doing so he avoided describing his characters emotions and thoughts directly Instead in providing the reader with the raw material of an experience and eliminating the authorial viewpoint Hemingway made the reading of a text approximate the actual experience as closely as possible EncartaCD-Rom Hemingway was also deeply concerned with authenticity in writing He believed that a writer could treat a subject honestly only if the writer had participated in or observed the subject closely Without such knowledge the writers work would be flawed because the reader would sense the
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