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The Novellas of Martha Gellhorn

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"[Blending] cool lyricism and fiery emotion, alternately prickly and welcoming, funny and stern, Gellhorn is one of the most extraordinary women of our era."--Chicago Sun-Times

Spanning more than 40 years and settings that range from Depression-era America to the smartest London dinner parties to the highlands of East Africa, the novellas of Martha Gellhorn display the same
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Paperback, 636 pages
Published June 28th 1994 by Vintage (first published 1993)
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william
Aug 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
I see short stories as a way to discover diamonds in the rough-without having to waste to much precious time digging in to too much of my personal time which to me as I age I feel the pressure that every last minute should be as valuable as my next breath--and I don't want to waste it-this book written by someone who I feel reached certain depths facing challenges in her life that interested me and by reading her views was able to open new vistas for me--when changes happen in my life that I cou ...more
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Nov 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
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She was an excellent observer of the world so these stories provide great descriptions of the time and places that they are set, even if they are a little thin on plot.
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Dec 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was interested in reading Martha Gellhorn’s work after finishing the novel Love and Ruin which is a fictionalized chronicle of her marriage to Ernest Hemingway and her work as a writer and war correspondent. I chose this collection of her novellas to start with and was not disappointed. Full disclosure though I did not finish the entire thing as it was much longer than I was expecting and I have a lot of other books on the go. I read about half the collection and enjoyed it. Her exploration of ...more
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American novelist, travel writer and journalist, considered to be one of the greatest war correspondents of the 20th century. The Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism is named after her.