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Greatest American writer of the 20th century: Ernest Hemingway or F. Scott Fitzgerald?

Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald are lions of American literature—but which one is really the best our country had to offer during the 20th century? Hemingway's spare, minimalist writing style reshaped American writing, while Fitzgerald's novel "The Great Gatsby" has come to define the Roaring '20s and the Jazz Age. Which one of these literary icons was the best? 📖 

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Hemingway's first widely available collection of stories was 1925's "In Our Time" (1925), and it changed American short story writing forever. Hemingway honed his famously minimalist style as a foreign correspondent in Paris, and his writing on war in "The Sun Also Rises" and "For Whom The Bell Tolls" made him a worldwide celebrity. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature "The Old Man And The Sea."

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F. Scott Fitzgerald died at just 44 years old, and never achieved the same literary success as his sometime friend and rival Ernest—yet many argue "The Great Gatsby" is the greatest American novel ever written. Hemingway said Fitzgerald's "talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly's wings." He's now known for being the prime chronicler of the Jazz Age, and for his critique of the American Dream.

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 Hemingway is often lauded as not just America's greatest 20th century writer, but the greatest American author of all-time.

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Despite his less extensive oeuvre, F. Scott Fitzgerald's fans argue he deserves the title of greatest 20th century American writer.

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Greatest American writer of the 20th century: Ernest Hemingway or F. Scott Fitzgerald?
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