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I Ernest Hemingways tough Terse prose and short declarative sentences did more to change the style of written English that any other writing in the twentieth century II Ernest Hemingway has had many great accomplishments in his historical life but just one event has hardly sticks out from the rest The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingways most enduring works Told in Language of great simplicity and power it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream Here Hemingway recasts in strikingly contemporary style the classic theme of courage in the face of defeat of personal triumph won from loss Written in 1952 this hugely successful novel confirmed his power and presence in the literacy world and played a large part in his winning the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature This novel also won the Pulitzer Prize award III July 21st 1899 Ernest Hemingway was born He was born to DR Clarence Edmonds and Grace Hall Hemingway He grew up in a small conservative town called Oak Park Illinois His father a practicing doctor taught him how to hunt and fish while his mother wished to make him a professional musician His upbringing was very conservative and somewhat religious He attended Oak Park and River Forest High School where he distinguished himself in English His main activities where swimming boxing and of course writing In 1917 turning his back on University he decided to move to booming Kansas City where he got a job as a cub reporter on the Kansas City Star At the train station his father who later on disgusted Ernest by committing suicide kissed his son tenderly good-bye with tears in his eyes This moment was eventually captured in For Whom the Bell Tolls Hemingway wrote that he felt so much older than his father that he could hardly bear it The Star was the
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