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Beautiful Exile: The Life of Martha Gellhorn #2020

Beautiful Exile The Life of Martha Gellhorn Martha Gellhorn died in just shy of her th birthday Well before her death she had become a legend As a reporter she covered wars from Spain in the s to Panama in the s and her trav

  • Title: Beautiful Exile: The Life of Martha Gellhorn
  • Author: Carl Rollyson
  • ISBN: 9781854108319
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Paperback
  • Beautiful Exile: The Life of Martha Gellhorn By Carl Rollyson, Martha Gellhorn died in 1998, just shy of her 90 th birthday Well before her death, she had become a legend As a reporter, she covered wars from Spain in the 1930s to Panama in the 1980s, and her travel books became classics She took three husbands, including Ernest Hemingway, as well as many lovers, and her innumerable friends included Presidents Roosevelt and KennedyMartha Gellhorn died in 1998, just shy of her 90 th birthday Well before her death, she had become a legend As a reporter, she covered wars from Spain in the 1930s to Panama in the 1980s, and her travel books became classics She took three husbands, including Ernest Hemingway, as well as many lovers, and her innumerable friends included Presidents Roosevelt and Kennedy She was a tireless campaigner against tyranny and deprivation, and she continued to the end to be outraged at the perfidy of governments and contemptuous of those she considered phony and insincere Gellhorn always resisted the idea of a biography, and it was only after her death that her friends felt free to speak to Carl Rollyson about her the result is a book that does justice to a woman who lived life to the fullest, lived it on her own terms, and, in so doing, became an icon of her times.

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    1 thought on “Beautiful Exile: The Life of Martha Gellhorn

    1. Based on reader comments on various sites, Gellhorn fetishists really hate this book Perhaps it s because, unlike Caroline Moorehead s bigger, ambitious Gellhorn which I haven t read , this biography of the celebrated war correspondent and Ernest Hemingway s third wife isn t written by an officially sanctioned fan Perhaps it s because Rollyson attempts to detail Gellhorn s sexual trysts and dares to suggest that she sometimes slept with men to advance her career Whatever the case, the vitriol i [...]

    2. Beautiful Exile is the first Gellhorn biography I have ever come across, and I bought it to round out my knowledge of the author.As a long time collector and reader of Hemingway biographies, I was familiar with Martha Gellhorn s name and knew about her whirlwind romance with, brief marriage to, and acrimonous separation and divorce from him His biographers consistently include scant details about her life outside their marriage, and I was curious This book did not disappoint me Her family backgr [...]

    3. I listened to the Audible version of this book It was alright, but a bit too factual for my taste Maybe I m not a big fan of biographies I was curious about Martha Gellhorn because she seemed like a courageous and rebellious woman and I wanted to know everything she did This book is interesting because it reveals her vulnerabilities The author s goal seems to be to make people see another side of her I m sure I would have enjoyed it if I knew about her before listening to this.

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