The Fifth Column: And Four Stories of The Spanish Civil War

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Scribner, May 26, 1998 - Fiction - 160 pages
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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.

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Review: The Fifth Column and Four Stories of the Spanish Civil War

User Review  - J. Dana - Goodreads

The play, Hemingway's only full length drama, is a disappointment -- Hemingway at his most self-aggrandizing, most misogynistic, most moralizing. I've read that he was disappointed with it. So was I. The short stories buoy the collection, but even they feel a bit phoned-in at points. Read full review

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Contents

THE FIFTH COLUMN
3
THE DENUNCIATION
89
NIGHT BEFORE BATTLE
111
Copyright

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Hemingway's Tribute to Soil
Henry Mount
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About the author (1998)

Ernest Hemingway did more to change 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 Hemingway as one of the greatest literary lights of the twentieth 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.

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