Books about writers too often fall down at the interface between the writer and the work. This one does not. The writer and the work were inseparable. Hersey was a man of conspicuous courage, both physical and moral. He survived four air crashes. He accompanied American forces during the invasion of Sicily in 1943. His fictionalised account of that time, A Bell for Adano, won him a Pulitzer Prize at the age of thirty. The American commander who passes through the novel, General Marvin, was a thinly disguised version of General Patton.Publish PostI've never read A Bell for Adano, but the movie is wonderful.
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
… Martin Bell - An Uncommon Correspondent | Literary Review | Issue 481. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)