High Coo – July 21 – Happy Birthday Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway born July 21, 1899 and died July 2, 1961 – photo from The Toronto Star

Ranked among the top 5 authors of the 20th Century, Ernest Hemingway was known for his terse writing style which he called his iceberg theory. Best known works include A Farewell to Arms (1929), To Have and Have Not (1937), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940) and The Old Man and the Sea (1952). He received the 1954 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Here is today’s haiku In Memory of Ernest Hemingway

We cannot outrun

our family’s history.

May we learn from it.

He died from suicide in 1961 less than three weeks before his 62nd birthday. For more information on his life and death see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Hemingway

For more information about the suicide risk linked to family history see: https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/news/20021010/suicide-risk-linked-to-family-history

For more information on the new national suicide hotline see: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/988

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