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Title

Hemingway’s The Fifth Column, Fifthcolumnism, and the Spanish Civil War

Author

Noel Valis

Document Type

Article

Citation

Valis, Noel. “Hemingway’s The Fifth Column, Fifthcolumnism, and the Spanish Civil War.” Hemingway Review 28, no. 1 (Fall 2008):19-34.

Annotation

Provides a brief history of the real fifth column and “fifthcolumnism” (sabotage and infiltration) before addressing the play’s thematic treatment of betrayal, deception, and disorder, and its morally ambiguous protagonist, Philip Rawlings. Valis contends that Hemingway failed to pursue the unsettling moral and political implications of the play, resulting in a work that is too morally convoluted to qualify as political propaganda.

Published in

Hemingway Review

Volume

28

Issue

1

Date

Fall 2008

Pages

19-34

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