Hemingway’s Second War: Bearing Witness to the Spanish Civil War
Literary biography examining Hemingway’s involvement in the Spanish Civil War. Opens with a biographical overview of Hemingway’s coverage of the war as a correspondent for NANA and a stylistic analysis of his dispatches. Includes important background material on Hemingway’s politics and the complicated leftist politics of the period. Explores both the film and book version of The Spanish Earth and provides a detailed account of Hemingway’s role in the filming of the documentary. Vernon closes with a thorough analysis of For Whom the Bell Tolls, including a close look at historical connections, gender roles, and parallels between Robert Jordan and Frederic Henry of A Farewell to Arms.