The Outsider Traits in Ernest Hemingway’s Short Stories
Imran Majeed Bhat, Shilpa Singh
Ernest Hemingway, the American author and journalist was a writer who influenced 20th century American fiction greatly and whose adventurous life and magical public image influenced later generations as well. Born in Oak Park, Illinois, he became a reporter for a few months for â€˜The Kansas City Starâ€™ just after he had finished his high school education. At the very young age of 18, we see him at the Italian front working with the World War-I ambulance drivers, he gets wounded there and returned home. His war-time experiences gave him the base for his novel â€œA Farewell to Armsâ€. He became a modernist and composed his novel â€˜The sun also Risesâ€. Thereafter there is no end to his travels and war expeditions. He goes to Spain to cover Spanish Civil War and after his return writes his well-known novel â€œFor Whom the Bell Tollsâ€. Then he leaves for London during World War-II. He wrote his most famous novel â€œThe Old Man and the Seaâ€ in 1952. Soon he went on Safari to Africa where he met two successive plane crushes. He bought a house in Ketchum, Idaho where he committed suicide in 1961.