Daily Archives for: November 3rd, 2017

Martha Gellhorn: Quotes by a Courageous Woman

Martha Gellhorn (1908 – 1998) was a war correspondent who covered nearly every major global conflict in the course of her 60-year career, from the Spanish Civil War to Vietnam to the Central American wars of the 1980s. This selection of quotes by Martha Gellhorn demonstrate her courage and wit in the face of adversity.

Also a prolific novelist and travel writer, she was briefly married to Ernest Hemingway, but famously said that didn’t want to be a “footnote” to his life. Bold and fearless, Gellhorn’s sober view of humanity comes through in all of her reporting.

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The Arm of the Starfish by Madeleine L’Engle (1965)

From the 1965 Farrar, Straus, Giroux edition of The Arm of the Starfish by Madeleine L’Engle: Young Adam Eddington, a brilliant student specializing in marine biology, secures a summer job as assistant to the world famous Dr. O’Keefe, who’s laboratory is situated on Gaea, a small island off the coast of Portugal.

Before the plane takes of from Kennedy International Airport, Adam makes the acquaintance of Caroline Cutter, an attractive girl whose father has business interests in Portugal. Read More→


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