Selected Letters of Martha Gellhorn

Selected Letters of Martha Gellhorn

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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.

Publisher: New York :, H. Holt,, 2006.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780805065558
Branch Call Number: 070.4333092 G318G
Characteristics: x, 531 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Moorehead, Caroline


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Jun 02, 2014

This collection of selected letters is well researched and put together, although one could question whether Gellhorn merits this level of scholarship.


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