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The fifth column : and four stories of the Spanish Civil War

Author: Ernest Hemingway; Charles Scribner's Sons,
Publisher: New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, [1969] ©1969
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The three-act play and the hitherto uncollected stories contained in this book represent the first literary fruits of the active months (1937-1939) Ernest Hemingway spent in Spain covering the Spanish Civil War as a correspondent for the North American Newspaper Alliance and helping to film battle scenes for the motion picture The Spanish Earth. He conveys the feverish life in Madrid under siege: the daily horrors  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Fiction
History
War stories
Théâtre
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961.
Fifth column.
New York, Scribner [1969]
(OCoLC)564575375
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest Hemingway; Charles Scribner's Sons,
OCLC Number: 23303
Description: 151 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The fifth column --
The denunciation --
The butterfly and the tank --
Night before battle --
Under the ridge.
Responsibility: Ernest Hemingway.

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The three-act play and the hitherto uncollected stories contained in this book represent the first literary fruits of the active months (1937-1939) Ernest Hemingway spent in Spain covering the Spanish Civil War as a correspondent for the North American Newspaper Alliance and helping to film battle scenes for the motion picture The Spanish Earth. He conveys the feverish life in Madrid under siege: the daily horrors of the Rebel bombardment, the incongruous humor, the contest in duplicity and brutality between Loyalist counter-espionage agents and the fascist enemy within the city, the futility of trying to establish between a man and woman any relationship deeper or more permanent than casual sexual adventure. Each of the four stories depicts a different aspect of the war.

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