Hemingway writes The Old Man and the Sea but is overcome by mental illness.

The Blank Page (1944-1961) Hemingway

Premiered April 07, 2021
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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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.

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