Travels With Myself And Another

Travels With Myself And Another Martha Gellhorn
  • Title: Travels With Myself And Another
  • Author: Martha Gellhorn
  • ISBN: 9780907871774
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Paperback
  • Travels With Myself And Another Martha Gellhorn Travels With Myself And Another A brilliantly witty and intelligent memoir of the adventures discoveries rescues and narrow escapes of Martha Gellhorn one of America s most important war correspondents and the third wife of Erne
    A brilliantly witty and intelligent memoir of the adventures, discoveries, rescues, and narrow escapes of Martha Gellhorn, one of America s most important war correspondents and the third wife of Ernest Hemingway Gellhorn is incapable of writing a dull sentence The Times London Martha Gellhorn was so fearless in a male way, and yet utterly capable of making men meltA brilliantly witty and intelligent memoir of the adventures, discoveries, rescues, and narrow escapes of Martha Gellhorn, one of America s most important war correspondents and the third wife of Ernest Hemingway Gellhorn is incapable of writing a dull sentence The Times London Martha Gellhorn was so fearless in a male way, and yet utterly capable of making men melt , writes New Yorker literary editor Bill Buford As a journalist, Gellhorn covered every military conflict from the Spanish Civil War to Vietnam and Nicaragua She also bewitched Eleanor Roosevelt s secret love and enraptured Ernest Hemingway with her courage as they dodged shell fire together Hemingway is, of course, the unnamed other in the title of this tart memoir, first published in 1979, in which Gellhorn describes her globe spanning adventures, both accompanied and alone With razor sharp humor and exceptional insight into place and character, she tells of a tense week spent among dissidents in Moscow long days whiled away in a disused water tank with hippies clustered at Eilat on the Red Sea and her journeys by sampan and horse to the interior of China during the Sino Japanese War Now including a foreward by Bill Buford and photographs of Gellhorn with Hemingway, Dorothy Parker, Madame Chiang Kai shek, Gary Cooper, and others, this new edition rediscovers the voice of an extraordinary woman and brings back into print an irresistibly entertaining classic.
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    About Martha Gellhorn


    1. American novelist, travel writer and journalist, considered to be one of the greatest war correspondents of the 20th century The Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism is named after her.


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    1. Martha Gellhorn 1908 1998 was an American writer and journalist who is now considered one of the greatest war correspondents of the twentieth century At the time she wrote this book in 1978, she had traveled to 53 countries and every state in the US except Alaska, and she had lived in 7 of those countries with 11 permanent residences in them She certainly loved traveling, and it all began with her enjoyment of riding on streetcars as a child But this book isn t about her love of traveling and he [...]

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    2. I had some difficulty with this book in which Martha Gelhorn describes some horror journeys she took between the 1940s and the 1970s On the one hand, feisty female setting off on adventures around the globe, unintimidated by lovers or strangers is bound to appeal to me Gelhorn s frank, no nonsense tone is amusing, too, and I like the sense that there s no sentimentality about her I do not travel for pleasure, myself I have lived and worked in different countries, but that is a matter of pulling [...]

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    3. I was brought to Gellhorn s writing after finishing The Postmistress, where Gellhorn gets a cameo and a few shout outs for her war reporting They didn t have The Face of War at the local library, so I picked up this instead This is probably the best travel memoir that I have ever read Gellhorn is one pugnacious, brutally intelligent female with ovaries of steel In Travels with Myself and Another A Memoir, Gellhorn recounts her horror journeys to the front of the Sino Japanese war on the back of [...]

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    4. This is truly a travel narrative Gellhorn calls them horror journeys, selecting the worst of her traveling experiences for this book Martha Gellhorn was an accomplished war reporter and was familiar with uncomfortable travel accommodations, but that was during war time I got the sense she didn t like camping refuses to while in Africa doing her own safari and going to remote places could resemble camping The book starts out, after some introductions, with her desired trip to China There aren t d [...]

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    5. Witty, ascerbic and with a great ability to laugh at herself too but also prejudiced, dismissive and seemingly impervious to the burdens that other people are carrying This is a book about Gellhorn s worst travel experiences Usually in places of dire poverty Situations that ought to be approached sympathetically, via an historical or sociological perspective, just looked at with blunt cynicism and humour She also has prejudices that simply aren t true Half way through, and I ve had enough.

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    6. Gellhorn lived 90 years, all but the first eight and last two of the 20th Century It was a fine and eventful life, spent as a writer of fiction, journalism, and a world traveler Her anthologized war correspondence, The Face of War, is a masterpiece of reportage As a travel writer, Gellhorn is entertaining, curmudgeonly, and persistent in visiting places likely to offer pleasure and hardships in at least equal measure The book carries three mottoes, one of which is Leap before you look, which tel [...]

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    7. Whenver I start to complain about the long flight to California with the kids, I remember this book and shut my mouth And ask the flight attendant for wine Some women are just adventurous than others me And some women survive being married to Papa Hemingway

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    8. I discovered Gellhorn through a silly little HBO movie of the same title The movie took one chapter of this book,the one where she travels with husband Ernest Hemingway, and finally brought this outstanding singular woman to the attention of the world that should have known her name as easily as her best friend Elinor Roosevelt or Edward R Morrow But we don t Written by her it is the closest to an autobiography we have this amazing woman who was the first female war correspondent starting with t [...]

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    9. What a marvel this book is Gellhorn is funny, acerbic and a brilliant writer who can describe a scene unforgettably Hemingway is mentioned only in the China expedition of 1941 but their relationship, at that point, is rather a caustic delight, both parties equally adept at adventure and repartee Gellhorn who titles each journey as one of horror visits Africa from coast to coast, fascinated by the animals especially her favorites, the giraffes, and perpetually in danger from following her impulse [...]

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    10. Fascinating exciting exhilarating travel memoirs of one of the wives of Ernest Hemingway She loves cleanliness and comfort but ends up going through hellish conditions again and again as a war correspondent The language is a delight The observations unique The narrative surprises one over and over and the book is unputdownable.

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    11. Travel is always a mixed bag messy days of irritation and frustration, juxtaposed with all the wonderfully enriching experiences that you re supposed to have I ve certainly never read a book that so honestly expresses the disappointments, annoyances and sheer tedium of the bad days Which is often wonderful, as you feel the misery and pain of her horror journeys, and really understand the power of the magical moments, such as when the African skies reveal their full majesty It is easy enough to i [...]

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    12. I was in that state of grace which can rightly be called happiness, when body and mind rejoice totally together This occurs, as a divine surprise, in travel this is why I will never finish travelling If you think Hemingway is a fearless adventurer, you must not be acquainted with Martha Gellhorn, a renowned war correspondent and his third wife While a prolific journalist and lifelong traveler, Travels with Myself and Another is her first and only memoir which reflects on her experiences at any l [...]

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    13. This book is in many ways both tedious and haphazardly written And it is wonderful and marvelous and educational and simply fabulous Martha Gellhorn was one of the most interesting women of the 20th century While she was undoubtedly the most experienced female war correspondent of the century, this book is less about her war travels than her personal travels Best known, of course, as the wife of Ernest Hemingway during the WWII years, Gellhorn was every bit a woman in her own right as she demons [...]

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    14. I discovered Martha Gellhorn completely by accident, by watching the HBO film Hemingway and Gellhorn , which should have been called Gellhorn and Hemingway as she was by far the interesting of the two writers I looked her up and found that she was one of the most remarkable journalists of the 21st century and decided to check out a few of her books This book seemed the most interesting to me a recollection of her extensive world travels from her perspective as an older person, having seen extra [...]

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    15. Martha Gellhorn doesn t use Ernest Hemingway s name when she is writing about travels she made with him, but by the time I finished my last adventure with her, I realized he d been in the entire book, on every one of her journeys, and not because of her writing style It is very different than his It was the way she wrote of him, when she did, which was rare, but it was so powerful, I could actually feel the touch of one soul mate to another Gellhorn is captivating, bold, reckless, romantic, and [...]

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    16. Acerbic and clever, I was alternately charmed and disgusted by Gellhorn Sometimes, while reading her, I wondered why she traveled at all She seemed to so thoroughly dislike each experience Then I d stumble upon a moment after she d been hating life for a few days of dismal sunburn and rough seas and intolerable people, when suddenly I forgot the war, it was somebody else s nightmare I was in that state of grace which can rightly be called happiness, when body and mind rejoice totally together Th [...]

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    17. Gellhorn is a lady from another time, but her travels are extensive and adventurous than most contemporaries She resisted the temptations luxury and the practicality of comfortable, safe travel for the adventures that would take her to the places on the planet that few people would experience, allying herself with characters that would give most people pause Her memoir is inspiring in its humanity and spirit.

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    18. There is no travel catagory on my bookshelves, this could change that omission Gelhorn wrote a very literate book about travel upto and at the end of the era of such activity Compared to the cattle car and amusement park experience of today, there is little or no adult reference for readers born after the early to mid 1970 s Entertaining if eclectic read that includes some famous people she met and married and spent quality time around.

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    19. Author is the third wife of Hemingway, who enters the book briefly.A journalist attempts to construct a memoir from her incomplete or indecipherable travel diaries Yes, she was brave and searched off the beaten track, which often amounted to very little China, Caribbean, Africa, Russia, Israel She seemed bored Why should the reader be anything less than bored

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    20. What bores whom Couldn t always hold my attention some parts were, I am sad to report, racist in sentiment Still, a fascinating woman full of fascinating observations of the world and she made it a point to see the world and form her own opinions, which I can respect, even if I can t always get on board with said opinions.

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    21. Martha Gellhorn is as narcissistic as Ernest Hemingway, who is her companion in some of these travel pieces But she also comes across as a woman who chooses an unconventional life as an explorer Hemingway comes across as much interesting and humorous than his own writing reveals I liked him better than her in these essays.

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    22. Probably my favourite book of travel writing of all time Sharply observant, hilariously funny I love how ruthlessly truthful she is this is a breath of fresh air in a world smothered in PR and the cheery optimism of social media.A book I re read again and again.

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    23. It is now amongst my greatest sadnesses in life that I will never have the chance to meet this amazing woman, who speaks to me in ways that few other humans, living or dead, ever have.

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    24. Really well written, but hard to get over her flagrant bigotry She doesn t want to know people from other races and from meeting a handful of people writes everyone off as lazy or smelly.

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    25. Utterly brilliant What a dame they don t make them like that any My personal fave was China during the Sino Japanese war but there s gems to be had here in all locations.

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    26. Loved this She was a brave and keen eyed traveller and often grouchy, which I can relate to Fantastic read.

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    27. I do not know how to think about this book I revere Gellhorn, who saw the worst the twentieth century had to offer, from concentration camps through civil wars and starvation, and stood up everywhere she went for women, children, and the poor Understandably, the same fierceness and humor that sustained her in the face of brutal injustice imbued her with a form of selective empathy Her compassion for animals in Africa or children in post revolutionary China, for example, flips to bigoted misanthr [...]

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    28. Martha Gellhorn was a magazine writer and war correspondent and the third wife of Ernest Hemingway I first became interested her when I read The Hemingway Women by Bernice Kert A number of years ago She was the wife who seemed to be someone in her own right and not The Great Man s appendage I wanted to read some of her writing and I wanted to know how she got sucked into marrying Hemingway I could not at that time find anything she had written When The Paris Wife by Paula McLain came out recentl [...]

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    29. I admire Martha Gellhorn, both for her work as a war correspondent from the Spanish Civil War through the Vietnam War, and for being the wife who left Hemingway, rather than the other way around I was prepared to really enjoy this book too, because I collect memoirs and collected writings of foreign correspondents from WWI through WWII This memoir is a set of essays about horror journeys that Martha Gellhorn, a woman who adored traveling and exploring new places, had experienced Place names were [...]

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