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Early life Hemingway was the second child and first son born to Clarence and Grace Hemingway.
Both were well-educated and well-respected in Oak Park,  a conservative community about which resident Frank Lloyd Wright said, "So many churches for so many good people to go to. As an adult, Hemingway professed to hate his mother, although biographer Michael S.
Reynolds points out that Hemingway mirrored her energy and enthusiasm. Hemingway's father taught him to hunt, fish, and camp in the woods and lakes of Northern Michigan as a young boy.
These early experiences in nature instilled a passion for outdoor adventure and living in remote or isolated areas.
He took part in a number of sports such as boxing, track and field, water polo, and football. He excelled in English classes,  and with his sister Marcelline, performed in the school orchestra for two years.
Hemingway and Marcelline both submitted pieces; Hemingway's first piece, published in Januarywas about a local performance by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. After leaving high school he went to work for The Kansas City Star as a cub reporter.
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Be positive, not negative. It was probably around this time that he first met John Dos Passoswith whom he had a rocky relationship for decades. He described the incident in his non-fiction book Death in the Afternoon: Hemingway in uniform in Milan, He drove ambulances for two months until he was wounded.
On July 8, he was seriously wounded by mortar fire, having just returned from the canteen bringing chocolate and cigarettes for the men at the front line. Hemingway later said of the incident: Other people get killed; not you Then when you are badly wounded the first time you lose that illusion and you know it can happen to you.
By the time of his release and return to the United States in JanuaryAgnes and Hemingway had decided to marry within a few months in America.
However, in March, she wrote that she had become engaged to an Italian officer. Biographer Jeffrey Meyers states in his book Hemingway: A Biography that Hemingway was devastated by Agnes's rejection, and in future relationships, he followed a pattern of abandoning a wife before she abandoned him.
Before the age of 20, he had gained from the war a maturity that was at odds with living at home without a job and with the need for recuperation.
He could not say how scared he was in another country with surgeons who could not tell him in English if his leg was coming off or not.
Late that year he began as a freelancer and staff writer for the Toronto Star Weekly.Hadley Richardson, Hemingway's first wife. Ernest and Hadley moved into this Paris apartment in December of painting "Kid Balzac" by Waldo Pierce shows Hemingway as .
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