Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American writer and journalist. During his lifetime he had seven novels (such as A Farewell to Arms and The Old Man and the Sea), six collections of short stories, and two works of non-fiction published, with a further three novels, four collections of short stories, and three non-fiction autobiographical works published after his death. Hemingway's distinctive writing style characterized by economy and understatement had an enormous influence on 20th-century fiction, as did his apparent life of adventure and the public image he cultivated. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, culminating in his 1954 Nobel Prize in Literature. Hemingway's protagonists are typically stoical men who exhibit an ideal described as "grace under pressure"; many of his works are considered classics of American literature.
Appearances in the WBAU
Hemingway's first appearance in the WB Animated Universe was guest-starring on Animaniacs in a segment titled "Papers for Papa", where he was voiced by Jeff Bennett. In "Papers for Papa", he finds himself trapped in a serious case of writer's block that is so bad that he gives up and swears to never write again. Immediately following this, Yakko, Wakko, and Dot arrive with a delivery of office supplies for him that he can't cancel. The Warners say they'll leave after he signs the receipt, but Hemingway cannot take the pressure of signing it and runs off. The Warners chase him around the world, during which he catches a swordfish, fights a bull, gets caught in the middle of a war, and climbs Mount Kilimanjaro. He eventually does sign the receipt, but then refuses to stop writing on it, so the Warners scare him into dropping it by showing him Gertrude Stein (actually Ralph the Guard) in a harem outfit.