A Stricken Field: A Novel by Martha Gellhorn,Caroline Moorehead

By Martha Gellhorn,Caroline Moorehead

Martha Gellhorn used to be one of many first—and most generally read—female battle correspondents of the 20th century. She is better recognized for her fearless reporting in Europe ahead of and through WWII and for her short marriage to Ernest Hemingway, yet she was once additionally an acclaimed novelist.

In 1938, earlier than the Munich pact, Gellhorn visited Prague and witnessed its transformation from a proud democracy getting ready to conflict Hitler to a rustic occupied by way of the German military. Born out of this adventure, A afflicted Field follows a journalist who returns to Prague after its annexation and unearths her efforts to acquire aid for the refugees and to exhibit the stunning kingdom of the rustic either troublesome and futile. a resounding account of a humans less than the brutal oppression of the Gestapo, A troubled Field is Gellhorn’s strongest paintings of fiction.

 

“[A] courageous, ultimate novel. Its writing is fast with circulation and with sympathy; its humans alive with loss of life, if you can actually positioned it that manner. It leaves one with aching center and questing mind.”—New York bring in Tribune

 

“The translation of [Gellhorn’s] own testimony into the shape of a unique has . . . strength and point.”—Times Literary Supplement

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