An unscathed tourist of wars: the journalism of Martha Gellhorn

Wilson, Deborah (2007) An unscathed tourist of wars: the journalism of Martha Gellhorn. In: The Journalistic Imagination: Literary Journalists from Defoe to Capote and Carter. Routledge. ISBN 0415417236

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Better known now as a war correspondent, Martha Gellhorn yearned for critical success as a novelist. From the Spanish Civil War, through World War Two to Vietnam, Gellhorn ‘bore witness’ to all the major global conflicts between the 1930s and 1980s. This chapter outlines the life and work of this pioneering journalist and looks at the ways in which her work as a reporter influenced her fiction writing, but considers how as a writer she could not escape the associations with one-time husband Ernest Hemingway.

Keywords:Journalists, literary journalism, bmjlink
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V140 Modern History
P Mass Communications and Documentation > P500 Journalism
P Mass Communications and Documentation > P510 Factual Reporting
Divisions:College of Arts > School of English & Journalism > School of English & Journalism (Journalism)
ID Code:5675
Deposited On:24 May 2012 20:23

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