Wednesday, December 30, 2015

PaperBack



Martha Gellhorn, Liana, Popular Library, 1954

5 comments:

Richard Moore said...

Gellhorn led an eventful life as a journalist, war correspondent, and writer of fiction. This novel appeared in 1944 near the end of her marriage to Ernest Hemingway. By the time it appeared she was in Europe covering WWII, beating her husband to the front. Ernest wrote her from Havana asking: "Are you a war correspondent or a wife in my bed?" Soon, he too was in Europe covering the war.

Bill Crider said...

He was jealous that she got there before he did.

Deb said...

Papa had a lot of issues with women!

Todd Mason said...

Meanwhile, why is the protagonist degraded? A lot of publishing industry types hoped you shared their issues with women, apparently.

Hemingway was so thoroughly an ass that one wonders what drew Gelhorn or anyone else to him.

Daniel Stumpf said...

Well we've all had a degrading relationship or two in our time, haven't we?