“Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.”
On Death – Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Miller Hemingway
Born July 21, 1899 – Died July 2, 1961
American novelist, short story writer, and journalist
On Death – Ernest Hemingway – Note
Hemingway’s legacy to American literature is his style: writers who came after him emulated it or avoided it.
After his reputation was established with the publication of The Sun Also Rises, he became the spokesperson for the post–World War I generation, having established a style to follow.
His books were burned in Berlin in 1933, “as being a monument of modern decadence”, and disavowed by his parents as “filth”.