Presentation on theme: "Ernest Hemingway 1899-1961 “Papa” Hemingway is best known for his simple style; his sentences are concise and succinct; he often uses terse dialogue and."— Presentation transcript:
Ernest Hemingway 1899-1961 “Papa” Hemingway is best known for his simple style; his sentences are concise and succinct; he often uses terse dialogue and economical syntax.
Hemingway hero or code hero: The Hemingway “code” hero always has to overcome some wound, tragedy, obstacle, or adversity. He does so with courage, honor, grace, and dignity. He is stoic and tenacious. He gives life’s tests his best, win or lose. The Hemingway hero always endures.
Hemingway is a “modernist.” The Modern Period was from about World War I (1917) to World War II (1945). Modernism conveyed the realistic aspects of life, and many times focused on themes of isolation and loneliness. Hemingway practiced a form of realism called naturalism, depicting life as a game that cannot be controlled because of powerful forces such as war, heredity, natural disaster, genetics, and birth.
Famous Hemingway book: In Our Time (1925): first major publication collection of short stories all about Nick Adams sometimes called the Nick Adams stories
Famous Hemingway novels: The Sun Also Rises (1926): first novel published by Hemingway derives from Hemingway’s younger years in Paris and travels through Europe with other expatriates such as Fitzgerald
More famous Hemingway novels: A Farewell to Arms (1929): depicts Hemingway’s experiences as an ambulance driver for the Red Cross in Italy during World War I when he was wounded and recovered in a hospital in Milan and fell in love with a nurse there.
Another famous Hemingway novel: For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940): written as a result of Hemingway’s experiences as a war correspondent during the Spanish Civil War during the 1930s.
Hemingway’s most famous novel: The Old Man and the Sea (1952): won Pulitzer Prize in 1953 epitomizes the Hemingway “code” hero probably helped Hemingway finally receive Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954