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  • Don Salm

    US novelist, short-story writer and war correspondent Ernest Hemingway, 1944

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    Hemingway's list of books to read again

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    Have an aspiring writer? An avid reader? Invite them to join Hemingway's Book Club by reading the fave books of this iconic writer.

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"My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.” - Ernest Hemingway

Last words Goodnight my kitten. Who: Ernest Hemingway Note: Spoken to his wife before committing suicide.

ernest hemingway. This confirms that his mother liked to dress him up in girls clothes. Boys were frequently dressed this way back then. Nothing sissy about it, not when they're babies.

“The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.” - Ernest Hemingway

The drinking got worse after his father shot himself. Ernest went to a doctor in 1937, complaining of stomach pains; liver damage was diagnosed and he was told to give up alcohol. In 1957, his doctor friend AJ Monnier wrote urgently, "My dear Ernie, you must stop drinking alcohol. This is definitely of the utmost importance." But even then, he couldn't stop.

Ava Gardner, with fan, and Ernest Hemingway. Gardner divorced Sinatra in 1957 and headed to Spain where she began a friendship with writer Ernest Hemingway. While staying with Hemingway at his villa in San Francisco de Paula in Havana, Cuba, Gardner once swam alone with no bathing suit in his pool. After watching her, Hemingway ordered his staff: "The water is not to be emptied." [Wikipedia]

look at that smile - a young Ernest Hemingway with a catch of trout in Michigan

EH-C00176T Ernest Hemingway in front of his portrait at his home, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba, circa 1953.