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A Pulitzer Prize and A Descent Into Darkness

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Explore the turbulent life and work of legendary writer Ernest Hemingway and his enduring influence on literature and culture.

Thursday 9pm HEMINGWAY - Documentary - A documentary film on the life of Ernest Hemingway, produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Burns documented both the public and private personae of Hemingway from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1961.

Hemingway, a three-part, six-hour documentary film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, examines the visionary work and the turbulent life of Ernest Hemingway, one of the greatest and most influential writers America has ever produced. Interweaving his eventful biography — a life lived at the ultimately treacherous nexus of art, fame, and celebrity — with carefully selected excerpts from his iconic short stories, novels, and non-fiction, the series reveals the brilliant, ambitious, charismatic, and complicated man behind the myth, and the art he created.

The Blank Page (1944-1961)

Hemingway follows the Army as they advance through Europe. Afterwards, he tries to start a life with Mary Welsh, but is beset with tragedies. He publishes The Old Man and the Sea to acclaim but is overcome by his declining mental condition.

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