Selected Letters of Martha Gellhorn

Author: Caroline Moorehead

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1429900717

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

View: 9564

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

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Women on War

Author: Daniela Gioseffi

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 9781558614093

Category: History

Page: 420

View: 2973

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

Sybille Bedford

Author: Selina Hastings

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473546036

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 8444

The first full and intimate biography of writer and bon viveur Sybille Bedford 'A fantastic read' India Knight, Sunday Times 'A wonderful biography' Sara Wheeler, Spectator Born in Germany to aristocratic parents, Sybille Bedford's (1911-2006) life contained all the grand feeling and seismic event of the twentieth century: war and peace, love and trauma, friendship and death, as well as the need to write and rescue something from this wreckage. Openly gay, Bedford once said 'I wish I'd written more books and spent less time being in love. It's very difficult doing both at the same time.' In her forties she published her breakthrough novel, A Legacy, continuing to publish until her early nineties, writing some of the outstanding and most original novels, memoirs and travel books of the century. Bedford's father died when she was just fourteen and her mother, a great socialite and litterateur, fell victim to a debilitating morphine addiction. Striking out on her own, Bedford fell under the spell of Aldous Huxley, who was to become her friend and mentor. Staying with Aldous and his wife Maria in their sunlit villa in the south of France between the wars were some of the happiest and most enlivening years of Bedford's life - even as she failed and failed again at finding her own voice on the page. And yet it was these years that would provide the material for Jigsaw: An Unsentimental Education, widely considered to be her masterwork and which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1989. A bon viveur, lover of French wine and cuisine, and admired by her peers ('One of the most dazzling practitioners of English prose' Bruce Chatwin once commented) she roamed from country to country - Germany, France, England, Italy and the United States - in search of fresh experience, with ear and eye attuned to her surroundings, typewriter at the ready. Full of intense friendships (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. *A DAILY TELEGRAPH, THE TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020*

Martha Gellhorn

Author: Caroline Moorehead

Publisher: N.A


Category: Foreign correspondents

Page: 584

View: 8438

A magnificent new biography of Martha Gelhorn, the war correspondent, whose reporting (from the Spanish Civil War to Vietnam) made her a legend, and whose stormy marriage to Ernest Hemingway made her infamous.

The Letters of Martha Gellhorn

Author: Martha Gellhorn

Publisher: Vintage


Category: Authors, American

Page: 531

View: 2608

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: 2167

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

Notable American Women

Author: Susan Ware

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674014886

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 729

View: 8870

Entries on almost five hundred women representing a wide range of fields of endeavor are featured in a collection of biographical essays that integrate each woman's personal life with her professional achievements, set in the context of historical develop

Student Companion to Ernest Hemingway

Author: Lisa Tyler

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313310560

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 187

View: 1343

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.