Ernest Hemingway - A Tribute to A Farewell to Arms
This is my first submission to a series of Literary Challenges issued by Aino's Inspired by Books site. This is my entry for the Challenge #20 to portray a Nobel prize winner. I chose to do Ernest Hemingway from the time period of one of his first memorable books, A FAREWELL TO ARMS; based on his own front line experiences of WW I.
Reading about his life again on the JFK Library site; the perspective of South African Nobel Writing winner Nadine Gordimer quoted by article author Thomas Putnam helped give me a new appreciation of him as both man and writer, that I had not had before........
My youthful assessment of him as a tad too overtly macho for my taste was overshadowed when I was re-aquainted with his realistic and pragmatic as well as his ( link next ) evolving philosophical view of 20th century warfare......and his personal exploits as a reporter on the front lines after WW I and beyond.
In short, I have a new admiration and respect for Hemingway; and wanted to show that somehow...hence this entry.
The lower left picture is of a young Ernest writing in the grass, and the letters/writings I show scattered here and there are actually from a writing assignment he did when he was in Elementary school...
.....a man who liked hanging out with Gertrude Stein is all right by me!
Title: Hemingway Homage
The How: PSE 2/ 21 layers
As is my inclination, all historical images are in the Public Domain. Most of the imagery related to Hemingway is from the JFK Library Archives. Other WW I imagery from LOC/Library of Congress Archives.