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Beautiful Exile The Life of Martha GelhornAlways resisted the idea of a biography and it was only after her death that her friends felt free to speak to Carl Rollyson about her; the result is a book that does justice to a woman who lived life to the fullest lived it on her own terms and in so doing became an icon of her times. I'm just fascinated by Hemingway's wives I read The Paris Wife about his first wife earlier so I was intrigued by the story of his third wife I found Martha to be strong and ambitious and enjoyed learning about her Now I want to read her own books

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Beautiful Exile The Life of Martha Gelhorn Summary Ö 106 Í Martha Gellhorn died in 1998 just shy of her 90th birthday Well before her death she had become a legend As a reporter she covered wars from Spain in the 1930s to Panama in the 1980s and her travel books became classics She took three husbands including Ernest HemingMartha Gellhorn died in 1998 just shy of her 90th birthday Well before her death she had become a legend As a reporter she covered wars from Spain in the 1930s to Panama in the 1980s and her travel books became classics She took three husbands including Ernest Hemingway as well as man. Beautiful Exile is the first Gellhorn biography I have ever come across and I bought it to round out my knowledge of the authorAs a long time collector and reader of Hemingway biographies I was familiar with Martha Gellhorn's name and knew about her whirlwind romance with brief marriage to and acrimonous separation and divorce from him His biographers consistently include scant details about her life outside their marriage and I was curious This book did not disappoint me Her family background and growing up years in St Louis came to life on these pages The precocious daughter of a prosperous German Jewish doctor and socialite mother she fled from university life into journalism and a series of relationships Gellhorn fondled and discarded men the way many suppose that men use women Her mother's concern over Martha's lifestyle led to an introduction to Eleanor Roosevelt an association that would last for many years Martha was divorced and a published author of some note when she met Hemingway That episode in her life is well documented Beautiful Exile fills in the Martha Gellhorn story after that marriege endedHer fiction was recognizably influenced by Hemingway but has its own ample merits She nevertheless did not ever receive as much recognition as a writer of fiction as she received for her journalistic reporting Indeed Rollyson includes excerpts from her fiction that are stupendous because of Gellhorn's eye for detail Gellhorn's later years her relationships and her self exile from the United States are detailed if not justified Opinion on these years is left to the reader There is a touching description of the final act she reuested of her stepson This is recommended reading not only for Hemingway buffs but also for those who want to read about a truly independant woman

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Y lovers and her innumerable friends included Presidents Roosevelt and Kennedy She was a tireless campaigner against tyranny and deprivation and she continued to the end to be outraged at the perfidy of governments and contemptuous of those she considered phony and insincere Gellhorn. I enjoyed reading this book Martha Gellhorn was uite the spirited adventuress Coming from St Louis it was interesting reading about her mother's involvement in the city and Martha's dislike for the city She became very cosmopolitan at an early age and in my mind was very brave wanting to cover the wars I have now read other books about Gellhorn and Hemingway and cannot understand that I hadn't heard about her as I was growing up