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Today is Wednesday, July 21, the 203rd day of 2004 with 163 to follow.
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Sloppy Joe's goes to court over name

KEY WEST, Fla., July 19 (UPI) -- A judge will settle the dispute between two bars in Key West, Fla., claiming to be the original Sloppy Joe's Bar favored by author Ernest Hemingway.

Marketable documentaries attract grants

WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) -- The increasing commercial popularity of documentary films comes as the National endowment for the Humanities announces $7.6 million in grants for them.

Cuba, Hemingway agree on exchanges

HAVANA, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Cuban government officials and the Hemingway House Foundation in Idaho have reached an agreement for an exchange of the author's documents and mementoes.

Spanish journalist Castillo-Puche dies

MADRID, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Spanish writer and journalist Jose Luis Castillo-Puche Moreno, a good friend of Ernest Hemingway, has died in Madrid of pneumonia. He was 84.

Book review: Tobias Wolff's 'Old School'

Although Tobias Wolff's "Old School" is a novel, many aspects of it are obviously autobiographical. As Wolff said in a recent interview, it is not a memoir, and

Gender-bending Hemingway lawsuit settled

MIAMI, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A lawsuit over the $7-million Miami estate of Gregory Hemingway, son of writer Ernest Hemingway, was settled through mediation, The Miami Herald reported.

'Paris in Mind' of 29 Americans

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- "Paris in Mind," edited by Jennifer Lee, is a collection of essays, articles, letters and excerpts from books and diaries about Paris, by a variety of American

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Today is Monday, July 21, the 202nd day of 2003 with 163 to follow.
By United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Tough guy actor Vin Diesel said he loved the chance to show his sensitive side in the new drama, "A Man Apart."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Joe Bob's Week in Review

The Supreme Court ruled that an adult video and sexual paraphernalia shop called Victor's Secret -- later renamed Victor's Little Secret -- could keep doing bus

VideoView -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

What's new in the world of home entertainment.
JACK E. WILKINSON, United Press International

Imre Kertesz, Nobel literature laureate

The Nobel Prize for Literature 2002 goes to Imre Kertesz of Hungary "for writing that upholds the fragile experience of the individual against the barbaric arbi

Case could strip Disney of Mickey

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court heard argument Wednesday in case that should decide whether popular icons such as "The Wizard of Oz" and Mickey Mouse enter the public domain.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

New Supreme Court term an enigma

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Chief Justice William Rehnquist began the new term of the Supreme Court Monday with a startling slip of the tongue.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent
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Ernest Hemingway
Actress/writer Mariel Hemingway, grand daughter of author Ernest Hemingway, balances on her arm while chatting with patrons at Barnes and Noble bookstore on Jan. 13, 2003 where she promoted her book biography "Finding My Balance" (UPI/Ezio Petersen)

Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American author and journalist. His distinctive writing style, characterized by economy and understatement, influenced 20th-century fiction, as did his life of adventure and his public image. He produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. Many of his works are classics of American literature. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works during his lifetime; a further three novels, four collections of short stories, and three non-fiction works were published posthumously.

Hemingway was born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois. After leaving high school he worked for a few months as a reporter for The Kansas City Star, before leaving for the Italian front to become an ambulance driver during World War I, which became the basis for his novel A Farewell to Arms. In 1918, he was seriously wounded and returned home within the year. In 1922 Hemingway married Hadley Richardson, the first of his four wives, and the couple moved to Paris, where he worked as a foreign correspondent. During his time there he met and was influenced by modernist writers and artists of the 1920s expatriate community known as the "Lost Generation". His first novel, The Sun Also Rises, was published in 1926.

After divorcing Hadley Richardson in 1927 Hemingway married Pauline Pfeiffer; they divorced following Hemingway's return from covering the Spanish Civil War, after which he wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls. Martha Gellhorn became his third wife in 1940; they split when he met Mary Welsh in London during World War II. During the war he was present at D-Day and the liberation of Paris.

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