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xx, 395p., personal inscription in Spanish, signed by Wolff, the last commander of the Lincoln Battalion in the Spanish Civil War, very good first edition, first printing, in cloth boards and unclipped dj. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: In this powerful novel, Milton Wolff gives readers an insider's understanding of the American volunteers who fought with the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War.
Wolff gives us a detailed picture of the heroism and trauma of battle, while covering as well those issues others have avoided: the desertion of some Americans, the execution of fascist prisoners, and black market activities. He dramatizes many famous figures - including Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn, Jo Davidson, Juan Negrin, and Dolores Ibarruri Gomeza (La Pasionaria) - and provides candid portrayals of major heroes and Communist party functionaries. Another Hill is, in part, Wolff's answer to Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls.
From Kirkus Reviews: An in-the-trenches view of the Spanish Civil War. Wolff was the last commander of the American volunteers who battled alongside the Spanish Loyalists, defenders of the progressive and democratically elected government on which General Franco, supported by Mussolini and Hitler, declared war in 1936. While the rest of the world watched, young volunteers came from around the world to fight on the front lines against fascism. Wolff, a 21-year-old from Brooklyn, hopped on a boat for France, then walked over the Pyrenees and started serving as a water carrier. As the eight leaders of the Lincoln and Washington Battalions were either killed or wounded, he found himself moving steadily up through the ranks until he was in command--just in time for the bloodiest and most hopeless campaigns. More than 50 years later Wolff has written a thinly veiled memoir of that period. He casts Mitch Castle as himself and creates an alter-ego in Leo Rogin, a hapless volunteer who falters in times of crisis (unlike Castle, who seems to be one of those rare individuals able to block out thoughts of mortality while charging at trenches). It may be out of modesty that Wolff has decided to write fiction instead of a straight memoir, but in trying to come up with a novelistic theme--Castle's blind heroism vs. Rogin's bald fear--he invites higher expectations that he cannot meet. Another Hill impressively captures the minute-to-minute, day-to-day chaos of the trenches, as well as the grim inevitability of horrible death and suffering all around, but it is little more than a series of battlefield anecdotes devoid of a larger context. Falls flat as a novel, but as a memoir it is a gripping account of the bravery of non-military men fighting for a just cause. -- Copyright ©1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Título: Another hill; an autobiographical novel
Editorial: University of Illinois Press
Año de publicación: 1994
Descripción Estado de conservación: Good. May have some shelf-wear due to normal use. Nº de ref. de la librería 0KVBKF0037C9
Descripción University of Illinois Press. Estado de conservación: Acceptable. Hardcover The item is fairly worn but still readable. Signs of wear include aesthetic issues such as scratches, worn covers, damaged binding. The item may have identifying markings on it or show other signs of previous use. May have page creases, creased spine, bent cover or markings inside. Packed with care, shipped promptly. Nº de ref. de la librería J-01-0513
Descripción Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. First Edit. Nº de ref. de la librería K-764-312
Descripción University of Illinois Press, 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG025202091X
Descripción University of Illinois Press, 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 025202091X beige cloth, red lettering, dust jacket, 395 pp. Nº de ref. de la librería 48144
Descripción University of Illinois Press, 1994. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. First Edition, First Printing. This is a fine hardcover first edition, first printing copy in a fine mylar protected DJ, cream spine. Inscribed by the author to a fellow writer on the title page. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Inscribed By Author. Nº de ref. de la librería 079513
Descripción Urbana & Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. 2nd printing. Octavo. Fine in fine DJ. 395 pages. Nº de ref. de la librería 5036
Descripción University of Illinois Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 025202091X. Nº de ref. de la librería 025202091X
Descripción Univesity of Illinois Press, Urbana, Ill, 1994. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. First Editon. Covers and protected jacket in near fine shape, a bump on lower right corner in front, binding straight, pages clean and unmarked. A price in pen on inside cover. first edtion, first printing. Nº de ref. de la librería 010863
Descripción University of Illinois Press 1994-08-01, 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: good. 1St Edition. 025202091X. Nº de ref. de la librería 491113