Love Goes to Press: A Comedy in Three Acts, Second Edition / Edition 2

Love Goes to Press: A Comedy in Three Acts, Second Edition / Edition 2

by Martha Gellhorn, Virginia Cowles
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803226772

ISBN-13: 9780803226777

Pub. Date: 01/01/2010

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

Written in the aftermath of World War II, Love Goes to Press opened in London in 1946 and on Broadway in 1947. At the time a relief for the survivors of Blitzkrieg and ration cards, today it is a devilishly entertaining portrayal of the Battle of the Sexes. In this romantic farce, set in a press camp on the Italian front in 1944, two women war

Overview

Written in the aftermath of World War II, Love Goes to Press opened in London in 1946 and on Broadway in 1947. At the time a relief for the survivors of Blitzkrieg and ration cards, today it is a devilishly entertaining portrayal of the Battle of the Sexes. In this romantic farce, set in a press camp on the Italian front in 1944, two women war correspondents—smart, sexy, and famous for scooping their male competitors—struggle to balance their professional lives with their love lives. The American literary tradition is replete with stories of “men without women,” but in Love Goes to Press Martha Gellhorn and Virginia Cowles have created a world of “women without men.” Complications ensue when one of our heroines unexpectedly encounters her ex-husband, a famous writer whom she had divorced on the grounds of plagiarism. This Bison Books edition features a preface and an updated afterword by Sandra Spanier discussing her recent archival discoveries, her experience of working with Gellhorn to publish the play for the first time, and the strong resemblance of the leading man to Gellhorn’s ex-husband, Ernest Hemingway.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803226777
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
987,706
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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