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Hemingway vs Gellhorn: A Famous D-Day Rivalry

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Duration: 0:23:21 | Added: 03 Apr 2016
Kate McLoughlin offers an intriguing case study of the gendering of writerly fame.

Kate McLoughlin (University of Oxford) talks about the textual war between Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn in the pages of Collier's Magazine in July 1944. The story of the magazine's editorial interventions in presenting their D-Day dispatches tells us about authority and ambition in print, how men and women correspondents were valued during World War II, and the premium placed on the eye-witness account of a male 'national treasure'.

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