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They had already been through a trauma. Welcome back. It's only value is in the fun comic-style history outlines. How about this description "they were very ill-mannered" in describing "They lived like pigs and threw the bodies of their enemies to the wild dogs who guarded their sheep. At around Earth West ,, the oxygenation of the air returned, and a few million worlds further on, they came to a belt of worlds with complex life of bizarre forms, and even more bizarre biochemistry according to Gerry Hemingway, even though the geology of these worlds could be quite different from the Datum. But for many families, real hardship lurks beneath the beauty. Look at Shi-mi.
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The novella won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and it likely cinched the Nobel Prize for Hemingway in , as it was cited for particular recognition by the Nobel Academy. It was the last novel published in his lifetime. Because Hemingway was a writer who always relied heavily on autobiographical sources, some critics, not surprisingly, eventually decided that the novella served as a thinly veiled attack upon them.
According to this reading, Hemingway was the old master at the end of his career being torn apart by—but ultimately triumphing over—critics on a feeding frenzy.
But this reading ultimately reduces The Old Man and the Sea to little more than an act of literary revenge. Despite the soberly life-affirming tone of the novella, Hemingway was, at the end of his life, more and more prone to debilitating bouts of depression.
He committed suicide in in Ketchum, Idaho. Character List Santiago Manolin. Themes Motifs Symbols Key Facts. Context Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois, in , the son of a doctor and a music teacher.