Ernest Hemingway did more to influence the style of English prose than any other writer of his time. Publication of The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms immediately established him as one of the greatest literary lights of the 20th century. His classic novella The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. He died in 1961.
An absorbing, beautifully and tenderly absurd, heart-breaking
narrative...It is a truly gripping story, told in lean, hard
-- The New York Times
Some of the finest and most restrained writing that this generation has produced.
-- New York World