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La Quinta Columna by Ernest Hemingway
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Apr 17, 2011

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Hemingway, Ernest. THE FIFTH COLUMN: A PLAY. (1937). ***.
Hemingway’s only full-length play, set in Madrid, attempts to show the effects of war on diverse functionaries stationed in the city during hostilities. Lots of characters and lots of scene changes fail to keep the action moving forward. The various groups of soldiers, civilians, and correspondents in the play are mostly stock characters from central casting without any real depth. I found the play ultimately disappointing.

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