Travels with Myself and Another Hardcover – 26 Oct 1978
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Travels with Myself and Another is Martha Gellhorn at her witty, acidulous, sympathetic and wholly delightful best. -- John Simpson
Her mordant wit, lack of self-pity, and foreign correspondent's eye for the telling detail make this an effervescent delight. -- The Connoisseur
Martha Gellhorn is considered "one of the most intelligent journalists of our century" -- The Times Literary Supplement
Must surely be ranked as one of the funniest travel books of our time -- Devla Murphy, Irish Times
Spun with a fine blend of irony and epigram. she is incapable of writing a bad sentence -- The Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Martha Gellhorn was born in 1908 in St Louis Missouri, the perfect place for a travel writer she felt, because people were always trying to get away from it. She died at the age of 89 in London having reported on almost every conflict from the Spanish Civil War to the disintegration of Yugoslavia. In her late 80s she researched and wrote an excoriating expose of the evils perpetrated on South American street children. Gellhorn wanted to be remembered as a novelist and wrote 11 books of fiction, and only three non-fiction books. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
I started re-reading it in Hong Kong and the first tale is set partly in Hong Kong, a Hong Kong very different to today's. Tales of being tossed around in an aircraft 'like a butterfly in a hurricane' seemed very prescient as our huge Cathay Pacific 777 from Hong Kong to Saigon chose to give us a similar experience long after the days of the sort of travel Ms Gellhorn was undertaking in small non-pressurised aircraft!
The writing is compassionate, objective, humorous and makes you think. I am just about to finish this re-read, enjoying the remainder in bite sized chunks during the bus journey into work back in London.
And I am ready to re-read all the other Gellhorn sitting on my shelves from novellas to serious war reportage. I was fortunate enough to see the harrowing Vietnamese graveside photograph on display in The War Remnants Museum in Saigon, used as the cover photograph for, I think, The Face of War (or was it The Trouble I've Seen?) so that may be next on the list to re-read.
If you have never read anything by Martha Gellhorn, this is a great book to start with, especially if you enjoy some quality travel writing, gritty and real too. And lots to think about. I am still thinking about some of the thoughts and views from this morning's bus session, that's after a busy day at work and a night at the theatre too.
Contents. Very readable so far. Nice to get into some biography again. I read on ....
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bit long winded in places but interesting and worth a look. She certainly had her own style and a delight in travelling.Published 23 days ago by Robert J. D. Innis
Gellhorn's superior tone about other cultures was insulting and very disappointing. Her writing is lively, but focused on herself
and we learn little about the cultural and... Read more
Hated this book. The author was a self opiniated, intolerant woman and her attitudes were unpleasant in the extreme.Published 23 months ago by KJP
Writing on places and experiences that are completely her own in completely her own compelling style. Never a dull moment or line.Published on 18 Oct. 2013 by M
Thoroughly enjoyable, informative and moving. Gellhorn writes with a brilliantly succinct and subtle style and yet manages to convey a million emotions and images at once. Read morePublished on 31 Aug. 2013 by Katherine Hodgson