The Fifth Column and Four Stories of the Spanish Civil War

The Fifth Column and Four Stories of the Spanish Civil War

by Ernest Hemingway
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The Fifth Column and Four Stories of the Spanish Civil War by Ernest Hemingway

Featuring Hemingway's only full-length play, The Fifth Column and Four Stories of the Spanish Civil War brilliantly evokes the tumultuous Spain of the 1930s. These works, which grew from Hemingway's adventures as a newspaper correspondent in and around besieged Madrid, movingly portray the effects of war on soldiers, civilians, and the correspondents sent to cover it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780684839264
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 05/28/1998
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 318,010
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Ernest Hemingway did more to influence the style of English prose than any other writer of his time. Publication of The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms immediately established him as one of the greatest literary lights of the 20th century. His classic novella The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. He died in 1961.

Date of Birth:

July 21, 1899

Date of Death:

July 2, 1961

Place of Birth:

Oak Park, Illinois

Place of Death:

Ketchum, Idaho

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This was an excellent book from start to finish. Using what he called his iceberg theory of prose, Hemingway makes you feel like you were there in the cafes, on the streets of Madrid during those turbulent years, not just reading about them in a book. Every word of the text seems to be expertly placed. No author could ever convey such real vivid images as Hemingway before or since. This book is an excellent example of his vivd imagery done with few expertly chosen words