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Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899July 2, 1961) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and journalist. Nicknamed "Papa," he was part of the 1920s expatriate community in Paris known as "the Lost Generation," as described in his memoir A Moveable Feast. He led a turbulent social life, was married four times, and allegedly had various romantic relationships during his lifetime. For a serious writer, he achieved a rare cult-like popularity during his lifetime.

Style

Hemingway's distinctive writing style is characterized by economy and understatement and had a significant influence on the development of twentieth-century fiction writing. His protagonists are typically stoic males who must show "grace under pressure." Many of his works are now considered canonical in American literature.

Suicide

Towards the end of his life he received electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for depression and continued paranoia, this may in fact have helped to precipitate his suicide, since he reportedly suffered significant memory loss as a result of the shock treatments.

Works

Novels

Collections

Anthologies - edited by Hemingway

Nonfiction

Stage Plays




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