A Clean, Well Lighted Place By Ernest Hemingway Essay

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Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois on July 21, 1899. He was the first born in his family, his father was a physician and his mother was a Christian scientist. Ernest Hemingway got his first experience with writing while he was attending school writing for the school’s newspaper (Mangum). Hemingway worked for the Kansas City Star as a journalist but realized his passion for fiction (“A Clean, Well-Lighted Place”). In 1918, Hemingway was 18 years old and became a volunteer ambulance driver in Italy during World War I. Hemingway was soon sent to the battlefield where he got a fatal leg wound. Hemingway met and fell in love with a nurse named Agnes Von Kuroki when he was sent to an American Hospital in Milan (Magnum). Hemingway returned to the United States after being injured (“A Clean, Well-Lighted Place”). In 1921, Hemingway married his first wife Hadley Richardson. Together the couple lived in Paris. Hemingway moved to Paris because of the growing number of writers in the 1920s. Hemingway divorced Hadley and soon married his second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer in 1927. Hemingway had two marriages after the divorce with Pauline; in 1941 he married Martha Gelhorn but soon divorced her in 1945. That same year he married his final wife Mary Welsh and stayed with her till the day of his death in 1961. The final years of his life led his body in a down spiral because of the extensive drinking and fatal injuries during his lifetime. Hemingway was sent to the Mayo Clinic…

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