History

Hemingway

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick explore the life and work of the legendary writer and his enduring influence on literature and culture. Three-part, six-hour series premieres April 5, 2021.

The Blank Page (1944-1961)

1h 44m

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.

Episodes

  • The Blank Page (1944-1961): asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Blank Page (1944-1961)

    S1 E3 - 1h 44m

    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.

  • The Avatar (1929-1944): asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Avatar (1929-1944)

    S1 E2 - 1h 46m

    Hemingway, having achieved a level of fame rarely seen in the literary world, settles in Key West with Pauline Pfeiffer but can’t stay put for long. He reports on the Spanish Civil War and begins a tempestuous romance with Martha Gellhorn.

  • A Writer (1899-1929): asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A Writer (1899-1929)

    S1 E1 - 1h 55m

    Hemingway, yearning for adventure, volunteers for the Red Cross during World War I. He marries Hadley Richardson and moves to Paris, publishes The Sun Also Rises and finds critical and commercial success with his second novel, A Farewell to Arms.

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    Spanish Version | The Blank Page (1944-1961)

    S1 E6 - 1h 44m

    Hemingway intenta iniciar una vida con Mary Welsh, pero se ve envuelto en tragedias. Hemingway publica "El viejo y el mar", pero se ve superado por el deterioro de su estado mental.

  • Spanish Version | A Writer (1899-1929): asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Spanish Version | A Writer (1899-1929)

    S1 E4 - 1h 55m

    Hemingway se ofrece como voluntario para la Cruz Roja durante la Primera Guerra Mundial. Después de mudarse a París, Hemingway tiene éxito con su segunda novela, "Adiós a las armas".

Extras + Features

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    The Inspiration Behind 'The Sun Also Rises'

    S1 E1 - 2m 14s

    In 1925, Ernest and Hadley Hemingway traveled to Pamplona for the annual running of the bulls. While following the bullfights across Spain, Hemingway would write "The Sun Also Rises," told from the perspective of character Jake Barnes, a war veteran, and inspired by events that transpired during their time in Pamplona with friends.

Schedule

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    Hemingway

    The Avatar (1929-1944)

    Friday
    Apr 16

    2 Hours

    After achieving literary fame, Hemingway reports on the Spanish Civil War and begins a romance with Martha Gellhorn.
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    Hemingway: TVSS: Iconic

    Hemingway

    The Avatar (1929-1944)

    Saturday
    Apr 17

    2 Hours

    After achieving literary fame, Hemingway reports on the Spanish Civil War and begins a romance with Martha Gellhorn.
  • Image
    Hemingway: TVSS: Iconic

    Hemingway

    The Avatar (1929-1944)

    Saturday
    Apr 17

    2 Hours

    After achieving literary fame, Hemingway reports on the Spanish Civil War and begins a romance with Martha Gellhorn.
  • Image
    Hemingway: TVSS: Iconic

    Hemingway

    The Avatar (1929-1944)

    Sunday
    Apr 18

    2 Hours

    After achieving literary fame, Hemingway reports on the Spanish Civil War and begins a romance with Martha Gellhorn.
  • Image
    Hemingway: TVSS: Iconic

    Hemingway

    The Blank Page (1944-1961)

    Friday
    Apr 23

    2 Hours

    Hemingway tries to start a life with Mary Welsh, but he is beset with tragedies; Hemingway publishes "The Old Man and the Sea," but he is overcome by his declining mental condition.
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    Hemingway: TVSS: Iconic

    Hemingway

    The Blank Page (1944-1961)

    Saturday
    Apr 24

    2 Hours

    Hemingway tries to start a life with Mary Welsh, but he is beset with tragedies; Hemingway publishes "The Old Man and the Sea," but he is overcome by his declining mental condition.
  • Image
    Hemingway: TVSS: Iconic

    Hemingway

    The Blank Page (1944-1961)

    Saturday
    Apr 24

    2 Hours

    Hemingway tries to start a life with Mary Welsh, but he is beset with tragedies; Hemingway publishes "The Old Man and the Sea," but he is overcome by his declining mental condition.
  • Image
    Hemingway: TVSS: Iconic

    Hemingway

    The Blank Page (1944-1961)

    Sunday
    Apr 25

    2 Hours

    Hemingway tries to start a life with Mary Welsh, but he is beset with tragedies; Hemingway publishes "The Old Man and the Sea," but he is overcome by his declining mental condition.

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