Hemingway and the Spanish Civil War: The Distant Sound of Battle
Literary biography covering Hemingway's significant involvement in the Spanish Civil War and its profound influence on his writing. Situates the war politically and historically, tracing Hemingway's evolving political activism kindled by his love of Spain and its people. Covers Hemingway's troubled journalistic relationship with NANA, unfolding relationship with Martha Gellhorn, collaboration on the propaganda documentary The Spanish Earth, fundraising efforts for the Spanish Republic, connection to the Lincoln Brigade, contributions to Ken, and writing of The Fifth Column and the First Forty-nine Stories and For Whom the Bell Tolls. Draws on biographies, histories, memoirs, correspondence, John F. Kennedy Library archives, and other sources. Features notes, index, and sixteen black-and-white photographs.