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A Week in Literary History

July 21st, 2002

In 1899, American novelist Ernest Hemingway (The Sun Also Rises, 1926) is born in Oak Park, Ill.

hemingwayportrait.pngErnest Hemingway, b. July 21, 1899, d. 1961

Hemingway lived just long enough to parody himself and call into question his undeniable gifts, which would never have been challenged if he had stopped writing after The Sun Also Rises, In Our Time, A Farewell to Arms, and the wonderful short stories. It’s not his fault that those who copied him couldn’t do it as well as he could. An imperishable master.

Suggested Reading Novels The Torrents of Spring, 1926. The Sun Also Rises, 1926. A Farewell to Arms, 1929. To Have and Have Not, 1937. For Whom the Bell Tolls, 1940. Across the River and into the Trees, 1950. The Old Man and Sea, 1952. Short Stories Three Stories & Ten Poems, 1923. In Our Time, 1924. Men Without Women, 1927. Winner Take Nothing, 1933. The Fifth Column and the First Forty-nine Stories, 1938. Non-fiction Death in the Afternoon, 1932. Green Hills of Africa, 1935.

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