Ernest Hemingway, one of the greatest writers ever lived, master of words, winner of the Nobel Prize for literature in 1954.
Hemingway was born in 1899 in the Illinois, USA. He lead a tumultuous and colorful life, going through four wives, having fought in and being awarded for bravery in the World War II, and surviving two plane crashes. He traveled extensively and lived in many different countries in Europe, Africa and Central America, most notable of which was Cuba in which he spent a good many years and maintained a residence called the Finca la Viaga.
By any account, Hemingway was not a prolific writer. His writings were sparse, just about a great work every decade. During his lifetime, his published works included 7 novels and a few collection of short stories. They included the classics ‘The Old Man and the Sea’ and ‘For Whom the Bells Toll’. Yet, till this day more than fifty years after he took his own life with a shotgun, his flamboyance and influence amongst the literacy set resonates strong.
Legend has it that Hemingway was in the company of a few other writers in a Manhattan restaurant when the conversation drifted to short stories. Being …read more