The Distant Sound of Battle, December 1936

  • Gilbert H. Muller


On a late December afternoon in 1936, Ernest Hemingway was sitting at the bar in Sloppy Joe’s, his favorite saloon in Key West, enjoying a few drinks while quietly sorting through his mail.1 An autodidact since his teenage years when he devoured everything around the family house in Oak Park, Illinois including his father’s AMA journals, Ernest had already perused the daily newspapers—he typically read at least three—for updates on the Spanish Civil War.2

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  • Gilbert H. Muller
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  1. 1.City University of New YorkNew YorkUSA

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