Across three continents and four decades...here is Hemingway -- the adventurer, the reporter, the man! More intimately than all his fiction, Hemingway the reporter reveals Hemingway the man -- driving an ambulance through a bullet-barrage or leading guerrilla forces into Paris -- always in the thick of the action. Here are his most sensational dispatches -- the grisly truth about Mussolini, the horrors of total war, the rootless expatriates of the Lost Generation, the blood and beauty of bullfighting and big game hunting...Here are the behind-the-scenes stories that became For Whom the Bell Toll, A Farewell to Arms, and The Sun Also Rises.
Ernest Hemingway did more to influence the style of English prose than any other writer of his time. Publication of The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms immediately established him as one of the greatest literary lights of the 20th century. His classic novella The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. He died in 1961.