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Hemingway is one of the most important authors of the 1920's. A lot of his works were based on real-life experiences as an ambulance driver and a hunter. In A Fare Well to Arms, the main character in an ambulance driver that has similar (but more exiting) experiences then Hemingway did. His style is considered to have emotional understatement, laconic dialogue, and crispness. A lot of his writing deals with an inner conflict against circumstances.

Hemingway was one of the "lost generation" of authors, who left the U.S. and write their books on other cities. After World War One, Hemingway moved to Paris to write instead of returning home. In 1924, he published his first major work, In our Time. In 1926, he was made famous by The Sun Also Rises and gained publicity. Other important books are A Farewell to Arms, Death in the Afternoon, The Have and the Have Not, The Old Man and the Sea, and For Whom the Bell Tolls.

His books errand him the Pulitzer Prize in 1953, and the Noble Prize in 1954. Ernest Hemingway died in 1961.

A Farewell to Arms

A Farewell to Arms is one of the most important books from the post world war one era. It was published in 1929, ten years after the end of the war. It is the story of Lieutenant Henry, who is forced to choose between love and duty in a world of duty and desire. Henry is an ambulance driver who gets in a serious relationship with a nurse. Soon, the couple flees to Switzerland and leaves behind the war.

For Whom the Bell Tolls

For Whom the Bell Tolls is about Robert Jordon, an American fighting in the Spanish Civil war against fascism. It is similar to A Farewell to Arms in that fact that Hemmingway did used his real-world experiences, as he was in both the Spanish Civil War and World War one. Many agree that For Whom the Bell Tolls is Hemingway's greatest work. These changed the way modern literature is written, as Hemingway proved that simple, yet beautiful text is very effective. These books are important in understanding our past.
Cited Works

Microsoft Encarta   Hemingway, Ernest Miller.
     Redmond: Funk & Wagnalls Corporation: 1994