“He is without question one of the most courageous men I have ever known. Fear was a stranger to him.”
—Colonel “Buck” Lanham
American author and Nobel Prize winner. Has written some of the most famous Prose Fiction in the English language. First 20th Century writer to get away with the word "fuck". Master of Beige Prose. Fought in World War I, covered the sequel. Wrestled lions. Flew airplanes. Caught big fish. Made Mojitos and Daiquiris manly. Shot himself. Shortly before his suicide, claimed to a friend that the FBI was monitoring him. He was right.
- The Sun Also Rises (1927)
- A Farewell to Arms (1929)
- For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940)
- The Old Man and the Sea (1951)
- A Moveable Feast (1964, posthumous)
- Death In The Afternoon
Portrayals In Fiction:
- Hemingway and Gellhorn (2012)
- Rated "M" for Manly: Hemingway was the epitome of manhood, as described above.
- Signature Style: The "iceberg theory": leave out everything you can.
- Beige Prose: He omits needless words.
- Show, Don't Tell: Vivid physical descriptions and serious research avoid the topic at hand. "Hills Like White Elephants" is an argument about an operation. "Big Two-Hearted River" depicts a man focusing exclusively on fishing.
- Subtext/FridgeBrilliance: The actual point of the story is always left out. Sometimes the climax is too: "Out Of Season" ends before the twist.
- Write What You Know: He wrote about World War I where he served as an ambulance driver and the Spanish Civil War where he was present as a journalist. He also wrote stories about hunting, fishing and boxing, all things he had personal experience with.