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On the date of July 21 1899 Ernest Hemingway a now known brilliant writer wasborn Hemingway was conceivably the only writer to achieve the combination ofinternational celebrity and literary stature in the twentieth century Hemingway wasbrought up in the village of Oak Park Illinois close to the prairies and woods west ofChicago Both here and in Michigan he could explore camp fish and hunt with his fatherDr Clarence Hemingway In Chicago he would attend concerts operas and visit artmuseums with his mother a musician and an artist Hemingway attended Oak Park andRiver Forest High School where he was an active writer He wrote articles poems andstories for the schools publications largely based on his own experiencesThe year Hemingway graduated he quickly secured a job with the Kansas City Star There he received a writing style sheet that instructed Use short sentences Use shortfirst paragraphs Use vigorous English Parshall 1 These were rules he never forgot toincorporate into his works to get to the heart of a storyThe following year he entered World War I as a volunteer with American RedCross ambulance unit as a driver There he was wounded near the ItalianAustrian front Hospitalized he fell in love with his nurse who later called off their relationshipAfter World War I Hemingway returned to northern Michigan to read write fishand later to work for the Toronto Star in Canada In 1921 married his first wife andmoved to Paris In Paris he continued to write for the Toronto Star as a foreignDuring his stay in Europe through the 1920s Ernest was influenced by eccentricwriters like Gertrude Stein and Ezra Pound their literary compression Hemingways use ofthese methods in short stories and novels that captured the attention of critics and theIn the 1930s he turned to writing for causes including democracy as he knew it inthe Spanish Civil War and World War II In each conflict he sought support for the side hefavored But he insisted on impartially
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