For Whom the Bell Tolls
Beautiful story. Next to Old Man and the Sea, it's my favorite.
He lay flat on the brown, pine-needled floor of the forest, his chin on his folded arms, and high overhead the wind blew in the tops of the pine trees. The mountainside sloped gently where he lay; but below it was steep and he could see the dark of the oiled road winding through the pass.
He could feel his heart beating against the pine needle floor of the forest.
Read "The Breaking Point: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and the Murder of Jose Robles" by Stephen Koch. It's about the falling out between the two men in Spain during the civil war. Hemingway comes across as a real prick and a commie dupe.
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