So, I would describe Hemingway's books as being very masculine and celebrating manhood. He often wrote about soldiers, bullfighters, hunters, etc. I kind of always thought that is why I did not care for his books. Yes, he was a great writer--even I can recognize that. He won two literary awards--Pulitzer and Nobel Prize. Unfortunately, he suffered from depression, and on July 2, 1961, he committed suicide. That is the greatest tragedy of all.
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