Hemingway, the American Left, and the Soviet Union: Some Forgotten Episodes
Refutes biographers who claim that For Whom the Bell Tolls shows Hemingway’s disillusionment with the Spanish Civil War. Nelson gives evidence of Hemingway’s continued antifascist views and support for the Republican cause. Traces his relationship with the international Left through correspondence with and support for communist Spanish Civil War veterans and the Soviet Union in World War II. Ascribes the misrepresentation of Hemingway’s political stance in recent scholarship to anticommunism.