Travels with Myself and Another
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.
"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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kaitanya64 - LibraryThing
I have to admit I gave up on this book, although I had been greatly looking forward to it. The purpose, according to Gellhorn, is to recount "horror journeys" or the worst trips out of her many ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - clprice - LibraryThing
Four amazing travel stories by Martha Gellhorn, one of America's most important war correspondents. Made me move right into a biography of her. Read full review
Three MESSING ABOUT IN BOATS
Four INTO AFRICA
Five ONE LOOK AT MOTHER RUSSIA
Six WHAT BORES WHOM?