100%(2)2 out of 2 people found this document helpful
This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 4 pages.
García 1Alejandro García PilesEnglish 102Sonja CoppenbargerSoldier’s Homeby Ernest HemingwaySoldier’s Home, published in 1925, is one of the most outstanding works from the American writer Ernest Hemingway. He was born in July of 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois and it was until 1916, when he was seventeen, that he started his journalism career by working at a newspaper office in Kansas City. The United States of America entered to the Great War in 1917 and during this period of time, exactly in 1918, Hemingway volunteered to be an ambulance driver in Italy. He received the Italian Silver Medal of Bravery because of his efforts in treating the Italian soldiers that were injured from war at the same time of being injured during a mortar incident. He was also present during the Spanish Civil War, where he worked as a reporter, and later had military charges during World War II. After attending to wars, he started to show auto destructive symptoms, just like his wife Mary saw him holding a shotgun pointing at himself days after being released from a psychological clinic. Finally, in 1961, he shot himself to death in Ketchum, Idaho after knowing that he was terminally ill with cancer.His most important works were In our Time, collection that included Soldier’s Home, and also The Sun Also Rises, A Farewellto Arms, and For Whom the Bell Tolls. He received The Nobel Prize of Literature in 1954 and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1953.