Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961)

  1. Christopher MacGowan

Published Online: 24 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444393675.ch17

The Twentieth-Century American Fiction Handbook

The Twentieth-Century American Fiction Handbook

How to Cite

MacGowan, C. (2011) Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961), in The Twentieth-Century American Fiction Handbook, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444393675.ch17

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 21 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405160230

Online ISBN: 9781444393675



  • Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961);
  • Ernest Hemingway, well known for his lifestyle - as for his writing, a life style of hard drinking, courage as big game hunter or war correspondent;
  • Hemingway's work, fresh interpretations of his stories and novels - concerning their treatment of gender;
  • Hemingway's father, Clarence Hemingway - a doctor, in various guises in the early Nick Adams stories “Indian Camp” and “The Doctor and the Doctor's Wife”;
  • Hemingway's apprenticeship - as a writer coming through experience as a journalist;
  • Hemingway, contacting expatriate writers in the city - with the Toronto Star, file stories providing an income;
  • expatriates in Paris, establishing himself - Hemingway, writing stories and poems, his first book, Three Stories and Ten Poems;
  • Hemingway's earliest stories - heavily influenced by Sherwood Anderson;
  • Hemingway, exorcising influence of Anderson - discovering his own style, writing a parody of Anderson's novel Dark Laughter, titling it The Torrents of Spring;
  • Hemingway's prose in this novel, and in his best work - paralleling the discipline that his central figures struggle to maintain


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