He said, "Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated." In his ageless novel `The Old Man and the Sea` he portrayed the undefeated image of human character. For this novel, he won the Nobel Prize in 1954. This influential literary of American literature also received many prestigious awards including Pulitzer Prize. Despite having touched the highest peak of literature, he has spent all his life being restless. The person, who has presented the undefeated side of human character throughout his life, has ended his life by killing himself. It is the tale of famous American literary and journalist Ernest Hemingway. Today is his 57th death anniversary. He died on this day in 1961 at Ketchum, Idaho, U.S.
Ernest Hemingway was born on 21 July 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois, U.S. He became a fan of literature when he was a high school student. Even he involved in journalism during his school years. Hemingway said about the impact of journalism in his literary life, "Newspaper work will not harm a young writer and could help him if he gets out of it in time. "
Ernest Hemingway`s literary life started at a very early age. In 1921 he was a mobile representative of `Toronto Star Weekly`. At this time his poems, stories, etc. were published. But in 1923 Hemingway`s first book, `Three Stories and Ten Poems` was published. The number of his printed book is three hundred. Later the story compilation `In Our Time` was published in 1924. His farce `The Torrents of Spring` was published in 1926. In the autumn of that year, the novel `The Sun Also Rises` was published. Another story collection `Men Without Women` was published. In October 1927, this collection included two stories named `The Killer` and `The Undefeated`- which are considered as an example of modern short stories. In 1929, `A Farewell to Arms` was published which earned him worldwide recognition as a writer. Hemingway`s short story compilation `The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories` was published in 1938. In 1940, Spanish Civil War-based long novel ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls` was published. `The Old Man and the Sea`, which was published in 1952, brought him Nobel Prize in Literature as the 6th US writer in 1954.
Writer Ernest Hemingway was very ill in his last days. He was suffering from depression also. On the morning of July 2, 1961, his colorful life ended with his favorite shotgun. His eventful life of 61 years enriched literary genre. Hemingway will be remembered forever for his literary work.