In the spring of 1944, Hemingway traveled to London and then to France to cover World War II for Colliers Magazine.Obviously he was a little late in arriving Why did he go He had resisted this kind of journalism for much of the early period of the war, but when he finally decided to go, he threw himself into the thick of events and so became a conduit to understanding soIn the spring of 1944, Hemingway traveled to London and then to France to cover World War II for Colliers Magazine.Obviously he was a little late in arriving Why did he go He had resisted this kind of journalism for much of the early period of the war, but when he finally decided to go, he threw himself into the thick of events and so became a conduit to understanding some of the major events and characters of the war.He flew missions with the RAF in part to gather material for a novel he went on a landing craft on Omaha Beach on D Day he went on to involve himself in the French Resistance forces in France and famously rode into the still dangerous streets of liberated Paris And he was at the German Siegfried line for the horrendous killing ground of the Huertgen Forest, in which his favored 22nd Regiment lost nearly every man they sent into the fight After that tragedy, it came to be argued, he was never the same.This invigorating narrative is also, in a parallel fashion, an investigation into Hemingway s subsequent work much of it stemming from his wartime experience which shaped the latter stages of his career in dramatic fashion.
Misleading title. The majority of this book deals with Allied liberation of the European continent. Hemingway appears about every 25 or so pages and is gone in a couple of paragraphs. If you care to read an account of the European theatre of war read Antony Beevor's The Second World War. If you are looking for a book regarding Hemingway's adventures in WWII this isn't it. You will get more information about Hemingway's role as a corespondent from MichaelReynold's book Hemingway: The 1930s Throug [...]
Hemingway was primarily a fiction writer when he opted to be a war correspondent for Colliers Magazine in the Spring of 1944. His decision to leave his comfy digs in Cuba to make the trek is influenced heavily by his interest in fellow writer/journalist Martha Gellhorn. The two would compete as writers and fall in love. “Hem” liked women who were “good at things—especially the things that mattered to him,” author Terry Mort opines. Hemingway thought Gellhorn was a “hater” who label [...]
A good survey of WWII history more than history on EH. It was a worthwhile read, but it wasn't solely focused on EH. Not the best writing style, took some time to adjust to his style. Somewhat repetitive at points. Written favorably toward EH though. I liked it overall yet wasn't blown away by it.
As much about the war especially around D-Day and general tactics as it is about Hemingway. Writing is often repetitious.
Misleading tittle, Ernest takes about 1% of the book,
I was interested in this book because my father had told me that Hemingway was embedded with his unit (4th Infantry, 22nd Regt) during W War II, and I wanted to read about Hemingway's experience with my father's group. The book was disappointing at first and rather dull. It told a great deal about war -- such as a tedious chapter involving how various bombers were fashioned -- but little about Hemingway's role in the war. The book became far more interesting to me toward the end. Even the writin [...]
This book sounded like an interesting lead. Unfortunately, I lost interest after about 100 pages and gave up on it.