Ernest Hemingway was one of the most famous American authors of the 20th century. He was born on July 21, 1899 in Oak Park Illinois. During his high school years, Hemingway wrote for his school newspaper, Trapeze and Tabula, as a sports writers. After graduation, he skipped college, and began to work for the Kansas City Star. He recalls, "On the Star you were forced to learn to write a simple declarative sentence. This is useful to anyone...READ MORE ON WORDSNQUOTES.COM
Best of all he loved the fall. The leaves yellow on the cottonwoods. Leaves floating on the trout streams above the hills. The high blue windless skies. Now he will be part of them forever.---- Today those words are chiseled into a tall, graceful marble column and at the of the column, rests a bronze bust of Hemingway . .
Ernest Hemingway. Brilliant writer, professional alcoholic, tortured soul, and total badass. He was wounded in World War I, won a Nobel Prize for Literature, and once shot himself in the legs while gaffing a shark.