Hemmingway while in Paris gave us the "The Sun Also Rises". A gift from the lost generation.
It is fun to imagine Hemingway in a cafe in the Latin Quarter with Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, Picasso and James Joyce. All of these artist influenced him and his later creations.
You can cross his path at numerous places from: Les Deux Magot, Café de Flore, lJardin du Luxembourg, Shakespeare and Company and Harry's New York Bar. When he had little money he would hunt pigeons in Jardin du Luxembourg and hide them in his sons carriage.
The battle with a great fish in the Old Man and The Sea, fighting in the Spanish Civil War in For Whom the Bell Tolls, or running with the bulls and bullfighting in The Sun Also Rises.
These books captivated me, and in small ways I sought to live them out. In 2011 I ran with the bulls in Pamplona, in 2015 hiked the Pyrenees, and I have strolled the streets of Key West with a bit of liquid encouragement.
There remains however loss in these stories. The characters seem to never find themselves and lack much depth. One cannot point to this reality in Hemingway's life and whether it lead to his suicide, but a reader must be ready to grapple with these fictional characters and find ways to manage similar situations in one's own life differently.