The Sun Also Rises Author:Ernest Hemmingway With the publication of The Sun Also Rises in 1926, Ernest Hemingway had his first great success as a writer. This is the novel that spoke for what Gertrude Stein called the "lost generation," the young men and women who lived through the heady and uncertain period following World War I. Depicting a group of lively but aimless expatriates who ... more »travel across France and Spain--drinking, fishing, and going to the bullfights at the Pamplona fiesta--this book gained a special hold on the young Hemingway's contemporaries.
Ernest Hemingway was born in 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. As a young man he worked as a reporter for The Kansas City Star until 1918, when he volunteered as an ambulance driver on the Italian front. He was severely wounded and decorated for heroism. In 1921, he joined the expatriate literary community in Paris. With the encouragement of such fellow writers as Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Hemingway published his first book, Three Stories and Ten Poems. With The Sun Also Rises, published in 1926, Hemingway gave a voice to the "lost generation" and was immediately recognized as the leading writer of his time.
Hemingway's stories reflect his varied and rigorous life experiences. He had a passion for bullfights, deep-sea fishing, and travel, especially in Spain, Africa, and the Carribean. In 1954, Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. He committed suicide in 1961.« less