Ernest Hemingway is perhaps the most important writer in American literature of the twentieth century. His plain, forceful prose style is unmistakable. His portrayal of the "Hemingway hero," who always shows "grace under pressure," is unforgettable. These great literary gifts of Hemingway's were recognized with both the Nobel Prize for Literature (in 1954) and the Pulitzer Prize (in 1952). In A Student's Guide to Ernest Hemingway, Hemingway's extraordinary life and work are examined, offering accessible insight for young readers. Each work is placed in historical and biographical context, with special emphasis placed on curriculum-related works, including The Sun Also Rises, The Old Man and the Sea, and In Our Time, along with several of his better known short stories. Book jacket.