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Review of Ernest Hemingway and WritingsErnest Miller Hemingway was an American novelest andshort-story writer whose writings and personal life exerted aprofound influence on American writers of his time andthereafter Many of his works are regarded as American classicsand some have subsequently been made into motion pictures Areview of Hemingway reveals many interesting points about hislife about the influences upon his works and of the the themesand styles of his writingsAn examination of Hemingways past brings to light manyinteresting points and helps to create a better understanding ofhow he came to be the master of the understated prose style Thesecond of six children born to Clarence and Grace HemingwayErnest was born July 21 1899 in Oak Park Illinois The societyhe grew up in was one of strict disciplinarians His parentswere no exception In fact he spent much of his life trying toescape the repressive code of behavior CLC 177 that waspushed upon him as a child After graduating high school in 1977he chose not to go to college and instead became a reporter forthe Kansas City Star where he remained for seven months Hisoppurtunity to break away came when he volunteered as a RedCross ambulance driver in Italy In July of 1918 while servingalong the Piave River he was severely wounded by shrapnel andforced to return home after recuperation in January 1919 Thewar had left him emotionally and physically shaken andaccording to some critics he began as a result a quest forpsychological and artistic freedom that was to lead him first tothe secluded woods of Northern Michigan where he had spent hismost pleasant childhood moments and then to Europe where hisliterary talents began to take shape CLC 177 First he tooka part-time job as a feature writer for the Toronto Star eagerto further pursue his journalistic ambitions In the fall of1920 he became the contributing editor of a trade journal whichtook him to Chicago It was there that he met his first wifeHadley Richardson They were
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