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Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961
Materials are in English
The Hemingway mss., 1931, consists of writings and correspondence of author Ernest Hemingway.
This collection is open for research.
Ernest Hemingway was born and raised in Cicero (now Oak Park), Illinois. He began his writing career as a journalist for the Kansas City Star and served as an ambulance driver in World War One, during which he rescued an Italian soldier while seriously wounded and received the Italian Silver Medal for Military Valor. In the 1920s he became part of the "Lost Generation" of American expatriates living in Paris, where he wrote his first novel, The Sun Also Rises (1926). Other important literary works by Hemingway include A Farewell to Arms (1929), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940), the Pulitzer Prize winning The Old Man and the Sea (1951), and the posthumous A Moveable Feast (1964). Hemingway served as a war correspondent during the Spanish Civil War and World War II. In 1954, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his mastery of the art of narrative...and for the influence he has exerted on contemporary style." Hemingway died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Ketchum, Idaho in 1961.
Writings in the collection include the essays "Notes on Dangerous Game," "On Being Shot Again," and "Second Tanganyika Letter," all of which reflect Hemingway's enthusiasm for big-game hunting. Also included is a letter from Ernest Hemingway to Edward W. Titus, proprietor of what was then called The English Book Shop, a gathering place for expatriate writers in Paris.
Hemingway mss. II; also located at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Hemingway mss. III; also located at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.
Completed in 2013