Selected Letters of Martha Gellhorn

Author: Caroline Moorehead

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1429900717

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

View: 2979

From Martha Gellhorn's critically acclaimed biographer, the first collected letters of this defining figure of the twentieth-century Martha Gellhorn's heroic career as a reporter brought her to the front lines of virtually every significant international conflict between the Spanish Civil War and the end of the Cold War. While Gellhorn's wartime dispatches rank among the best of the century, her personal letters are their equal: as vivid and fascinating as anything she ever published. Gellhorn's correspondence from 1930 to 1996—chronicling friendships with figures as diverse as Eleanor Roosevelt, Leonard Bernstein, and H. G. Wells, as well as her tempestuous marriage to Ernest Hemingway—paint a vivid picture of the twentieth century as she lived it. Caroline Moorehead, who was granted exclusive access to the letters, has expertly edited this fascinating volume, providing prefatory and interstitial material that contextualizes Gellhorn's correspondence within the arc of her entire life. The letters introduce us to the woman behind the correspondent—a writer of wit, charm, and vulnerability. The result is an exhilarating, intimate portrait of one of the most accomplished women of modern times.

Women and War

Author: N.A

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851097708


Page: N.A

View: 5406

Sybille Bedford

Author: Selina Hastings

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473546036

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 354

View: 8364

'Hastings is one of our greatest living biographers' Simon Heffer, Daily Telegraph Sybille Bedford's life contained all the grand feeling and seismic events of the twentieth century: war and peace, love and trauma, friendship and death. Her father died when she was just fourteen and her mother, a great socialite and litterateur, fell victim to a debilitating morphine addiction. A bon viveur, she roamed from country to country in search of fresh experience, with ear and eye attuned to her surroundings, typewriter at the ready. Full of intense friendships (Aldous Huxley, Martha Gellhorn and Elizabeth Jane Howard among them), a fierce commitment to the craft of writing, as well as an insatiable appetite for love and sex, Sybille Bedford blazed her own path in her life and her art. 'Selina Hastings' wonderful, gossipy biography is a gem, revealing not just the shy writer, but also the colourful, turbulent 20th-century literary world in which she lived' Sunday Times, Books of the Year 'A wonderful biography' Sara Wheeler, Spectator 'An extraordinary story' The Times 'A richly entertaining biography' Daily Mail, Books of the Year

Women on War

Author: Daniela Gioseffi

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 9781558614093

Category: History

Page: 420

View: 2407

Presents an anthology of writings by over 150 women on the subject of war and peace.

The Letters of Martha Gellhorn

Author: Martha Gellhorn

Publisher: Vintage


Category: Authors, American

Page: 560

View: 4100

Martha Gellhorn was one of the most extraordinary of all female war correspondents. Her career tracked many of the flashpoints of the 20th century: she witnessed at first hand the Depression in the south of the United States; the Spanish Civil War; and more. This book features a selection of her intimate letters.

The Novellas of Martha Gellhorn

Author: Martha Gellhorn

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated


Category: Fiction

Page: 625

View: 9689

A collection of fiction by a popular war correspondent presents works that range in subject from poverty in the Depression-era South to genteel expatriate life in Africa

Student Companion to Ernest Hemingway

Author: Lisa Tyler

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313310560

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

View: 5613

Provides background information on the life of Ernest Hemingway and his development as a writer, and includes critical examinations of his major works, his short fiction, and works published posthumously.


Author: United States. Congress. House

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: 2202

View: 1889

The Art of Fact

Author: Kevin Kerrane,Ben Yagoda

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684846306

Category: History

Page: 564

View: 6092

Historical and international in scope, a unique anthology traces the course of literary journalism and nonfiction prose from its origins in the eighteenth century to today, from Daniel Defoe to Joseph Mitchell to Richard Ben Cramer. 15,000 first printing.