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The Resource The breaking point : Hemingway, Dos Passos, and the murder of José Robles, Stephen Koch

The breaking point : Hemingway, Dos Passos, and the murder of José Robles, Stephen Koch

Label
The breaking point : Hemingway, Dos Passos, and the murder of José Robles
Title
The breaking point
Title remainder
Hemingway, Dos Passos, and the murder of José Robles
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Koch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When John Dos Passos walked into Ernest Hemingway's room in the Florida Hotel in Madrid, the air was thick with tension. Hemingway was fuming; Dos Passos was caught off guard. They were there to witness the Spanish Civil War firsthand, but something more personal was going on: as Spain was unraveling thread by thread, so was their friendship." "Dos Passos was widely regarded as the literary voice of America's new socially engaged generation - his face had been on the cover of Time the week the war broke out. And he had long considered Hemingway one of his best friends. Yet they were completely opposite in personality, with Dos Passos's calm temperament and mild manner standing in stark contrast to Hemingway's machismo. Dos Passos was probably oblivious even to Hemingway's envy of him - an envy that was soon to erupt into full-blown resentment." "They had arrived in Spain as comrades, leftist writers-in-arms. But when Dos Passos went looking for his close friend Jose Robles - a Spanish-born Johns Hopkins professor who had moved back to Spain to help save the Spanish Republic - Robles was nowhere to be found. Dos Passos's search for Robles would eventually take his literary career and his friendship with Hemingway to the breaking point." "Stephen Koch explores the short time the two men shared in Spain, and how their split changed the life and work of each man - and changed the course of American literature. The Breaking Point is the story of two lives at the intersection of friendship and murder, of love and death, and of literature and history."--Jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Koch, Stephen
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3515.E37
LC item number
Z6728 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors, American
  • Americans
  • Murder
  • Authors, American
  • Hemingway, Ernest
  • Dos Passos, John
  • Hemingway, Ernest
  • Dos Passos, John
  • Robles Pazos, José
  • Robles Pazos, José
  • Spain
Label
The breaking point : Hemingway, Dos Passos, and the murder of José Robles, Stephen Koch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The good times -- When a man makes friends -- The last good time -- The apparatchick appears -- Departure -- The theater of war -- The capital of the world -- Fonseca, 25 -- The air of menace -- Bombardment -- Fiesta -- Hemingstein's dynamics of dying -- Barcelona on the verge -- Flight -- The end of the affair -- Spanish realism, Spanish romance -- The necessary lie -- The necessary murderer -- Singing "Giovinezza" for free -- The spoils of defeat
Control code
57514692
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 308 pages
Isbn
9781582432809
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005001087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The breaking point : Hemingway, Dos Passos, and the murder of José Robles, Stephen Koch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The good times -- When a man makes friends -- The last good time -- The apparatchick appears -- Departure -- The theater of war -- The capital of the world -- Fonseca, 25 -- The air of menace -- Bombardment -- Fiesta -- Hemingstein's dynamics of dying -- Barcelona on the verge -- Flight -- The end of the affair -- Spanish realism, Spanish romance -- The necessary lie -- The necessary murderer -- Singing "Giovinezza" for free -- The spoils of defeat
Control code
57514692
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 308 pages
Isbn
9781582432809
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005001087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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