Questions tagged [ernest-hemingway]

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How much of “For Whom the Bell Tolls” is based on real events?

Ernest Hemingway wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls, the story of an American soldier fighting in the Spanish Civil War, a few years after his own experiences as an American journalist reporting on the ...
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Are the numerous hunger references attributed to the title of A Moveable Feast?

In Ernest Hemingway's memoir, A Moveable Feast, there are several references to hunger, both physically and metaphorically. There are so many sorts of hunger. In the spring there are more. But ...
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Is there any evidence that George Orwell read 'For whom the bell tolls'? Did Hemingway read 'Homage to Catalonia' or (later) '1984'?

Orwell was familiar with Hemingway, who was already very famous by the 1920s. Mostly Orwell was quite scathing about Hemingway, because of his macho image. Hemingway was relatively favourable towards ...
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In “The Old Man and the Sea” why doesn't the Old Man recognize that the fish is a marlin

When I read the book as a kid, I was certain that the "fish" is a narwhal. I'm rereading it now, many years later, and a quick Google search told me I was wrong all these years: the fish is a marlin. ...
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The Old Man And The Sea - why didn't Santiago cut up at least part of the Marlin, and stored them on board of the skiff?

In Hemingway's book The Old Man And The Sea, after catching the mighty Marlin, and coming to the conclusion that the sharks are probably going to consume the entire Marlin - why didn't Santiago just ...
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In “The Old Man and the Sea”, what happened to the ridiculous fish?

In the pretty end of Hemingway's story 'The Old Man and The Sea', was the fish all eaten by sharks? Did Santiago have his own share?
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Was Hemingway schizophrenic?

Surrounding the death of Ernest Hemingway, there are declarations that he suffered vigilance from the FBI. It is also said that he believed badly that he was being checked at every turn by goverment ...
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Why is Hemingway's generation a ‘lost generation’?

I recently began reading Hemingway’s memoir, A Moveable Feast. In it, Hemingway and his contemporary Americans are described as a ‘lost generation’: It was when we had come back from Canada and ...
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Why did Hemingway include the following in his book, the Moveable Feast?

Towards the end of his book, The Moveable Feast, about his times as an expatriate American in Paris, he quotes a conversation he overhears in an Inn, somewhere in the Swiss Alps which he is visiting ...
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Is Hemingway too much (too difficult) to read for persons with no experience in reading novels? [closed]

I have never really read novels in my life and I am 26 years old. I recently graduated with Masters in Math and now, when I have spare time, I want to start reading novels. Of course there are ...
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How's this sentence by Hemingway grammatical: 'Once I remember Gertrude Stein talking of bullfights spoke of her admiration for Joselito'?

U Iowa Prof. Brooks Landon Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin. Building Great Sentences: How to Write the Kinds of Sentences You Love to Read (Great Courses) (2013). p. 229 Bottom.     &...
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Does anybody know where the Hemingway reference is located in The Deer Park?

I am rather enamoured by the late Norman Mailer. He wrote a letter to the late Ernest Hemingway in 1955. It is as follows: TO ERNEST HEMINGWAY —because finally after all these years I am ...
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Has Ernest Hemingway affected James Joyce's writing style? Or reversely? [closed]

I'm doing a comparison paper, and I think there is something in common between Hemingway and Joyce's short story writing: concise but powerful. For Hemingway's work, I want to use "A clean, well-...