Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an author and journalist. He is also well known for his life of adventure and his tremendous public image. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954.
Dali | All of these insecurities drove him into solitude. His paralyzing timidity didn’t however stop his ruthless self-image manipulation and self-aggrandizement that was already discernible in his youth. One diary entry he wrote at the age of 16 heralded: “I’ll be a genius, and the world will admire me. Perhaps I’ll be despised and misunderstood, but I’ll be a genius, a great genius, I’m certain of it.”