Travels with Myself and Another (Paperback)
TarcherPerigee, 9781585420902, 320pp.
Publication Date: May 7, 2001
"Martha Gellhorn was so fearless in a male way, and yet utterly capable of making men melt," writes New Yorker literary editor Bill Buford. As a journalist, Gellhorn covered every military conflict from the Spanish Civil War to Vietnam and Nicaragua. She also bewitched Eleanor Roosevelt's secret love and enraptured Ernest Hemingway with her courage as they dodged shell fire together.
Hemingway is, of course, the unnamed "other" in the title of this tart memoir, first published in 1979, in which Gellhorn describes her globe-spanning adventures, both accompanied and alone. With razor-sharp humor and exceptional insight into place and character, she tells of a tense week spent among dissidents in Moscow; long days whiled away in a disused water tank with hippies clustered at Eilat on the Red Sea; and her journeys by sampan and horse to the interior of China during the Sino-Japanese War.
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Praise For Travels with Myself and Another: A Memoir…
"Whenever I meet someone who has not yet discovered this book, I attempt to describe why it's so marvellous...delicious reading." --Stephanie Nolan, The Globe and Mail