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Javier Soto Mr Sullivan English III May 10 1999 Analysis of Hemingways The Old Man and the Sea Biography Ernest Heminway was born in Oak Park Illinois to Clarence E Hemingway and Grace Hemingway His father was a physician and his mother was a music teacher His dad would often take him along on his country calls and gave him a fishing pole at the age of two and a gun at the age of ten This explains his love for the outdoors His mother would always encourage his imaginative talents During the summers of his childhood he lived in Petoskey in northern Michigan He went to school in the Oak Park public schools and graduated in 1917 Soon after he graduated from high school he got a job as a cub reporter on the Kansas City Star for six months He could not join the army during World War I because of bad eyesight so he volunteered as an ambulance driver for the Red Cross He served in Italy transporting wounded soldiers In July 1918 he was badly injured and spent the rest of the year in Milan where he fell in love with an American nurse This gave him material for his novel A Farewell to Arms In early 1919 he returned to the United States and finished getting better at the family home in Michigan It was then that he began writing seriously A year later he went to Canada as a writer for the Toronto Star Then he moved to Chicago where he edited a monthly magazine and wrote stories and poems in his spare time There he met Sherwood Anderson who provided him with letters of introduction to Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein In September Hemingway and his wife Elizabeth H Richardson went to France where he was a foreign correspondent for the Star They moved to Paris and when not writing he traveled to France
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