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S19 Ep6: Ernest Hemingway: Rivers to The Sea

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1899

Ernest Miller Hemingway born on July 21 to Dr. Clarence and Grace Hall Hemingway in Oak Park, Illinois.

1899
1917

Graduates high school and in October begins reporting for the KANSAS CITY STAR. Joins the 7th Missouri Infantry, a temporary unit of the Missouri National Guard.

1917
1918

Leaves for Italy and World War I. Serves as an ambulance driver for American Red Cross. Seriously wounded in the leg by a trench mortar shell explosion. While recuperating, he has an affair with nurse Agnes von Kurowsky; this relationship provides inspiration for A FAREWELL TO ARMS.

1918
1920

Becomes a reporter for the TORONTO STAR.

1920
1921

Marries Hadley Richardson. The newlyweds move to Paris.

1921
1922

Travels to Constantinople to cover the war between Greece and Turkey for the TORONTO STAR.

1922
1923

THREE STORIES AND TEN POEMS is published in Paris. First child, son Jack Hemingway, is born.

1923
1924

Finishes short story "Big Two-Hearted River."

1924
1925

Meets F. Scott Fitzgerald shortly after THE GREAT GATSBY is published. Begins work on THE SUN ALSO RISES.

1925
1926

THE SUN ALSO RISES and THE TORRENTS OF SPRING are published.

1926
1927

Divorces Hadley Richardson and marries Pauline Pfeiffer. The short story collection MEN WITHOUT WOMEN is published.

1927
1928

Moves to Key West, Florida. Is in Kansas City for the birth of his second son, Patrick. His father, Dr. Clarence Hemingway, commits suicide.

1928
1929

A FAREWELL TO ARMS is published.

1929
1930

The short story collection THE FIFTH COLUMN AND THE FIRST FORTY-NINE STORIES is published.

1930
1931

Third son, Gregory, is born in Kansas City.

1931
1932

DEATH IN THE AFTERNOON is published.

1932
1933

Publishes short story collection, WINNER TAKE NOTHING. The Hemingway family goes on a safari in Africa.

1933
1935

Accidentally shoots himself in the leg. GREEN HILLS OF AFRICA is published.

1935
1937

Begins work as a correspondent covering the Spanish Civil War. Appears on the cover of TIME magazine. TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT is published.

1937
1940

"The Fifth Column," a Hemingway play, opens in New York. Divorces Pauline Pfeiffer and marries Martha Gellhorn. Buys a house in Cuba known as La Finca Vigia. FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS is published.

1940
1941

Ernest and Martha tour China as journalists and witness its war with Japan.

1941
1942

The edited anthology MEN AT WAR is published.

1942
1944

Is in a serious automobile accident and suffers a concussion and severe head lacerations. Accompanies British Royal Air Force on missions in France and Germany. Meets writer Mary Welsh in London.

1944
1945

Martha Gellhorn divorces Hemingway.

1945
1946

Marries Mary Welsh.

1946
1947

Awarded Bronze Star for service in World War II.

1947
1950

ACROSS THE RIVER AND INTO THE TREES is published.

1950
1951

His mother, Grace Hall Hemingway, dies.

1951
1952

THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA is published.

1952
1953

Wins Pulitzer Prize for THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA.

1953
1954

While on a safari in Africa, the Hemingways survive two plane crashes. Awarded Nobel Prize for literature.

1954
1959

Travels to Spain for bullfighting articles for LIFE magazine. Buys a home in Ketchum, Idaho.

1959
1961

Dies by suicide on July 2.

1961
1962

The compilation THE WILD YEARS is published.

1962
1964

The memoir A MOVEABLE FEAST is published.

1964
1970

ISLANDS IN THE STREAM is published.

1970
1972

THE NICK ADAMS STORIES, a compilation, is published.

1972
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