Monday, July 21, 2008
Today In History; Ernest Hemingway, Author
1899: American author Ernest Hemingway was born on this day in 1899. Hemingway used his experiences as a battlefield ambulance driver and a globe-trotting reporter to create works such as A Farewell to Arms, Islands in the Stream, and The Old Man and the Sea. His simple, straightforward language and rugged, disillusioned heroes struck a chord with the post- WWI audience, called the Lost Generation, and still appeal to readers today.
Posted by Princessa at 7/21/2008 12:42:00 PM