Hemingway's Call to Action During the Spanish Civil War

As another war in Europe loomed with Adolf Hitler's rise and the spread of fascism, Hemingway told readers of "Esquire" that America shouldn't get involved. Yet when Spain found itself in the midst of civil war and fascist Francisco Franco, with the aid of Hitler and Benito Mussolini, worked to overthrow the socialist government, the author felt called to return to the country he loved.

Hemingway's Call to Action During the Spanish Civil War

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    Spanish Version | The Blank Page (1944-1961)

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    Hemingway intenta iniciar una vida con Mary Welsh, pero se ve envuelto en tragedias. Hemingway publica "El viejo y el mar", pero se ve superado por el deterioro de su estado mental.

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    The Blank Page (1944-1961)

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    Hemingway follows the Army as they advance through Europe. Afterwards, he tries to start a life with Mary Welsh, but is beset with tragedies. He publishes The Old Man and the Sea to acclaim but is overcome by his declining mental condition.

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