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 struggle correspondents of the 20 th century. She is better recognized for her fearless reporting in Europe prior to and through WWII and for her short marriage to Ernest Hemingway, yet she used to be additionally an acclaimed novelist.

In 1938, sooner 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 means of the German military. Born out of this adventure, A bothered Field follows a journalist who returns to Prague after its annexation and reveals her efforts to procure aid for the refugees and to exhibit the stunning kingdom of the rustic either challenging and futile. a powerful account of a humans lower than the brutal oppression of the Gestapo, A bothered 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 it is easy to placed it that manner. It leaves one with aching center 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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