Historical Literary Fiction

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

By Martha Gellhorn,Caroline Moorehead

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

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

 

“[A] courageous, ultimate novel. Its writing is quickly with move and with sympathy; its humans alive with loss of life, if you possibly can positioned it that approach. It leaves one with aching middle and questing mind.”—New York usher 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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