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Ernest Miller Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway

Novelist, short-story writer, and journalist

1899. július 21.

1961. július 2.

“You look at the picture without prejudice, read book with open heart, like yours,but the life, you simply live” - Ernest Hemingway, Across the River and into the Trees


Tamarkin Camera auction closes: Hemingway's Leica yields $25k

"A Leica IIIf gifted by Ernest Hemingway to fellow novelist Edison Marshall brought in $25,000."


A Leica IIIf Red Dial Selftimer with 50mm Summicron f2 Nr. 1255243 in a watertight case MBROO. Nr. 791842. As is well known, Ernest Hemingway was an avid sportsman who loved hunting and fishing and boating. He spent his leisure time divided between Ketchum, Idaho, Key West, Florida, and Havana, Cuba. The Hemingway Leica was a gift, during an African trip, from Hemingway to his friend, Edison Marshall (1894-1967), a novelist specializing in adventure stories and, in 1921, an O’Henry First Prize-winning short story writer. The Leica then passed after his death from his friend, Dr. Pomeroy Nichols (1932-2002) of Augusta, Georgia, a neurosurgeon and, also, an amateur big game hunter, to Frank Christian, Sr. of Augusta, a local professional photographer, official photographer of The Masters Golf Tournament and of the Augusta National Golf Club, and founder of the Leica Collectors International (LCI), a precursor of Leica clubs that have since spread throughout the world. (It was Christian who had bought the Leica collection of James Forsyth, the collector who tried to launch the Barnack League and who had been the owner, after Barnack’s son, of Barnack’s own Null-Serie Leica Nr. 105.)

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Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and journalist. His economical and understated style—which included his iceberg theory—had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his adventurous lifestyle and public image brought him admiration from later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and he was awarded the 1954 Nobel Prize in Literature. He published seven novels, six short-story collections, and two nonfiction works. Three of his novels, four short-story collections, and three nonfiction works were published posthumously. Many of his works are considered classics of American literature.

Hemingway was raised in Oak Park, Illinois. After high school, he was a reporter for a few months for The Kansas City Star before leaving for the Italian Front to enlist as an ambulance driver in World War I. In 1918, he was seriously wounded and returned home. His wartime experiences formed the basis for his novel A Farewell to Arms (1929).

In 1921, he married Hadley Richardson, the first of four wives. They moved to Paris, where he worked as a foreign correspondent for the Toronto Star[1] and fell under the influence of the modernist writers and artists of the 1920s' "Lost Generation" expatriate community. Hemingway's debut novel The Sun Also Rises was published in 1926. He divorced Richardson in 1927, and married Pauline Pfeiffer. They divorced after he returned from the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939), which he covered as a journalist and which was the basis for his novel For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940). Martha Gellhorn became his third wife in 1940. He and Gellhorn separated after he met Mary Welsh in London during World War II. Hemingway was present with Allied troops as a journalist at the Normandy landings and the liberation of Paris.

He maintained permanent residences in Key West, Florida (in the 1930s) and in Cuba (in the 1940s and 1950s). He almost died in 1954 after two plane crashes on successive days, with injuries leaving him in pain and ill health for much of the rest of his life. In 1959, he bought a house in Ketchum, Idaho, where, in mid-1961, he died by suicide.

Wikipedia, last update 2023.03.22.

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