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Hemingway interweaves a close study of the biographical events of the author's life with excerpts from his fiction, non-fiction and short stories, informed by interviews with celebrated writers, scholars and Hemingway's son, Patrick. The filmmakers explore the painstaking process through which Hemingway created some of the most important works of fiction in American letters, including novels The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea; short stories "Hills Like White Elephants," "The Short and Happy Life of Francis Macomber," "Up in Michigan," "Indian Camp" and "The Snows of Kilimanjaro;" as well as the nonfiction works Death in the Afternoon and A Moveable Feast.

Show Info

Network: United States PBS (2021 - 2021)
Schedule: Mon, Tue, Wed at 20:00 (120 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: History
Episodes ordered: 3 episodes
Created by: Ken Burns Lynn Novick

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Previous Episode

The Blank Page (1944-1961)

Episode 1x03; Apr 7, 2021

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.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x03: The Blank Page (1944-1961)Apr 7, 2021
1x02: The Avatar (1929-1944)Apr 6, 2021
1x01: A Writer (1899-1929)Apr 5, 2021
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