Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A story by Martha Gellhorn

I was gratified and excited the day that novelist / war correspondent Martha Gellhorn replaced "DIY bookends" as the most viewed post (out of more than 500) on this blog (see "Popular Posts" at right). She's been there for quite a while now, so I thought I'd celebrate by linking to her story "The Smell of Lilies," which appeared in the August 1956 issue of The Atlantic.
Gellhorn & Hemingway in China, 1941

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  1. I read part 1 and part 2 of the story, wow super sad!!!!

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    1. Indeed - pretty gut-wrenching.
      I liked the reference to Chekov too.

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  2. Interesting to contrast her style with that of her famous spouse--hers is detailed, emotional, sensitive. Hemingway emotionally reticent, action-driven, fatalistic. A couple bound for storms.

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    1. I love how she did the points of view. Thanks for reading it & commenting. I missed you!

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  3. Well put. If I had to live with Hemingway, I'd write sad stories as well!! Haha...

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