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When John Dos Passos walked into Ernest Hemingway s room in the Florida Hotel in Madrid, the air was thick with tension Hemingway was fuming Dos Passos was caught off guard They were there to witness the Spanish Civil War firsthand, but something personal was going on as Spain was unraveling thread by thread, so was their friendship Dos Passos was widely regar When John Dos Passos walked into Ernest Hemingway s room in the Florida Hotel in Madrid, the air was thick with tension Hemingway was fuming Dos Passos was caught off guard They were there to witness the Spanish Civil War firsthand, but something personal was going on as Spain was unraveling thread by thread, so was their friendship Dos Passos was widely regarded as the literary voice of America s new socially engaged generation his face had been on the cover of Time the week the war broke out And he had long considered Hemingway one of his best friends Yet they were completely opposite in personality, with Dos Passos s calm temperament and mild manner standing in stark contrast to Hemingway s machismo Dos Passos was probably oblivious even to Hemingway s envy of him an envy that was soon to erupt into full blown resentment They had arrived in Spain as comrades, leftist writers in arms But when Dos Passos went looking for his close friend Jose Robles a Spanish born Johns Hopkins professor who had moved back to Spain to help save the Spanish Republic Robles was nowhere to be found Dos Passos s search for Robles would eventually take his literary career and his friendship with Hemingway to the breaking point Stephen Koch explores the short time the two men shared in Spain, and how their split changed the life and work of each man and changed the course of American literature The Breaking Point is the story of two lives at the intersection of friendship and murder, of love and death, and of literature and history.
  • Title: The Breaking Point: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and the Murder of José Robles
  • Author: Stephen Koch
  • ISBN: 9781582432816
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Paperback

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Kim Oct 20, 2020 - 10:54 AM
In 1937, American novelists John Dos Passos and Ernest Hemingway, who became friends in Paris in the 1920s, went to Spain for first hand experience of the Spanish Civil War. What happened in Spain ended their friendship. Dos Passos was a supporter of the radical left and was committed to the Spanish Republican cause. Hemingway had no particular interest in Spanish (or any other) politics, but he was interested in adventure and being in a war zone meant that there would be adventure. Dos Passos' [...]
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James Oct 20, 2020 - 10:54 AM
* The Spanish Civil War and the leftist learnings of many 1930s artists are central to the story of the disintegration of the friendship of Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos.A test: Which of these men have you heard of? * Ernest Hemingway? You kidding? Of course. Read his books and many of his short stories. About the best writer the 20th century produced. * John Dos Passos? Well, yeah, sort of. A writer, sure. Never read any of his stuff. * Jose Robles? Sorry. Never heard of him.Those three [...]
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Mardel Fehrenbach Oct 20, 2020 - 10:54 AM
Interesting book. I knew something about the period so it was not a surprise. I have always thought Dos Passos was a better writer than Hemingway, and is undeservedly forgotten. The book was entertaining and provided some new perspective. There is some explanation here as to why Dos Passos' writing seems to fade after his period in Spain, and why Hemingway's writing flourished. Oddly though, I assumed I would continue to dislike Hemingway as a person apart from his writing, but in the end the bo [...]
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Craven Oct 20, 2020 - 10:54 AM
A book about John Dos Passos and Ernest Hemingway's falling out amidst and as a result of the the Spanish Civil War. This book has everything, art, friendship, betrayal, war. It's full of historical background about the Spanish Civil War which is one of the most fascinating parts of modern history. It's written like a novel and reads like a thriller. I picked this book up after reading Dos Passos' The 42nd Paralell. I had researched the author and was disappointed that he became a bit of a conse [...]
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Timothy Oct 20, 2020 - 10:54 AM
THE BREAKING POINT is a fascinating multilayered narrative that explores Russian scheming and influence in Spanish Civil War, the presence of Stalinist agents in America’s cultural scene in the 1930s, the creative and personal turmoil of Hemingway, and the fading career Dos Passos. Hem appears as a bully, careerist, and macho kiss-up. Highly recommended.
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Aurelie Oct 20, 2020 - 10:54 AM
The story itself of the break between dos Passos and Hemingway is great - better than most novels - but how does someone who has taught creative writing at Columbia and Princeton for 20 years end up ruining a great story like this with a style worse than that of most undergraduate students? The style is very repetitive, full of short sentences and often colloquial. The story would also be more powerful if the author's very clear opinions on the good guys and the bad guys did not shine through. H [...]
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Coleen Dailey Oct 20, 2020 - 10:54 AM
At first glance the title makes you think Hemingway was involved in the murder of someone but of course that it not true. This is the story of two authors during the Spanish Civil War and the death of a friend and perhaps the death of their friendship. It also tells the story of Hemingway's end of his second marriage as well delving into some of his mental health issues. I haven't read anything by Dos Passos and am just not sure I will be at this point but may be later. I find it hard to believe [...]
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Katy Koivastik Oct 20, 2020 - 10:54 AM
A wonderful, atmospheric read. Spain and the Spanish Civil War is a subject I know very little about and so I read with rapt attention. Hemingway is portrayed as a callous brute, but John Dos Passos comes off as a fascinating and sympathetic person and writer; someone about whom I'd like to know more and possibly read. Dos Passos' search for the truth about his old friend Jose Robles Pazos is heartbreaking.
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JoséMaría BlancoWhite Oct 20, 2020 - 10:54 AM
This book is absolutely important for people interested specially in the following topics: Spain, 20th century history, communism, literature (Dos Passos, Hemingway), politics, and modern history in general. It will be interesting to the general reader because it is written almost like a detective story; the author has done a tremendous work of investigation.By the way, this new book follows up on Stephen Koch's previous work "Double Lives", which is, I believe, the "intellectual father" of this [...]
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Alphawoman Oct 20, 2020 - 10:54 AM
I have read a lot of Hem nonfiction for the past six weeks. this book, besides educating me on the Spanish Civil war, also introduced me to several other meaningful authors /journalists from Hems salad days read more like a novel than a work of nonfiction. poor Jose, though he was the main thrust of this book, he was just a back drop, much like a stage prop, to dissect the relationship of Dos and Hem and it's ultimate collapse. To me the most telling occurrence was the get well concerned letter [...]
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Jack Terry Oct 20, 2020 - 10:54 AM
Man, Hemingway is a prick! I mean, I've heard all sorts of stories, and I knew he wasn't really right in the head (plus the whole machismo thing) but this book lets you see just how dumb, how vain, how shallow and how egocentric he was. As the largest personality (by far) of the three people in the title, the book delves much deeper into him than it does the other two - I still don't know who Jose Robles really was or why he was so important, and Dos Passos comes across as slightly two dimension [...]
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Richard Oct 20, 2020 - 10:54 AM
Part gossip, part fabrication and too tendentious. Koch claims that Josephine Herbst was an agent of the Comintern but cites no primary evidence. Herbst made one single radio broadcast "from a cellar deep underground in Madrid." There is also no evidence that Alvarez del Vayo told Herbst that Robles was shot as a spy. Nor does Koch present evidence to back up his account that Hemingway and Herbst planned to publicly humiliate Dos Passos by showing him to be the friend of a fascist spy. Paul Pres [...]
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Michael Hayes Oct 20, 2020 - 10:54 AM
Interesting take on the Spanish Civil War. Dos Passos had been a longtime leftist, but the murder of his friend Jose Robles, what he found out about it and how he was treated during his search for the truth began his turn to the right, which continued for the rest of his life.Hemingway does not fare too well in this book. He is portrayed as something of a fool.
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Cathie Oct 20, 2020 - 10:54 AM
Ernest - male, chauvinist pig with a flair for life and a talent for writing about that life.Dos Passos - an idealist who was a good friend to the end.Spanish Civil War - a puppetshow with the Russian communists as the puppetmasters.Jose Robles - a victim of the show.An interesting detective story as well and well written and documented.
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Guy Oct 20, 2020 - 10:54 AM
In The Breaking Point, Stephen Koch takes the reader into 1936 Spain where the coup and subsequent revolution had torn the country in two. He brilliantly cuts through the political complexity of the era to deliver a concise a compelling story of two newly established writers whose friendship and integrity will be sorely tested. This is non-fiction at its best.
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Manuel Barrios Oct 20, 2020 - 10:54 AM
Interesante acercamiento a las figuras de Hemingway y Dos Passos con el telón de fondo de la Guerra Civil española y el asesinato, a manos de miembros del NKVD del profesor José Robles. Como en otras obras de Koch, el tema desarrollado de manera demasiado literaria. En cualquier caso, un obra interesante
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Robert Oct 20, 2020 - 10:54 AM
Although not as well-written and not as ambitious in scope, this book is an excellent follow-up to "Homage to Catalonia" and "The Anti-Communist Manifestos."
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Dale Oct 20, 2020 - 10:54 AM
This is a pretty interesting history of Hemingway, Dos Passos, and the Spanish civil war. Very anti-Hemingway, pro-Dos. And very anti-Soviet.
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Bettie☯ Oct 20, 2020 - 10:54 AM
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The Breaking Point: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and the Murder of José Robles By Stephen Koch When John Dos Passos walked into Ernest Hemingway s room in the Florida Hotel in Madrid, the air was thick with tension Hemingway was fuming Dos Passos was caught off guard They were there to witness the Spanish Civil War firsthand, but something personal was going on as Spain was unraveling thread by thread, so was their friendship Dos Passos was widely regar When John Dos Passos walked into Ernest Hemingway s room in the Florida Hotel in Madrid, the air was thick with tension Hemingway was fuming Dos Passos was caught off guard They were there to witness the Spanish Civil War firsthand, but something personal was going on as Spain was unraveling thread by thread, so was their friendship Dos Passos was widely regarded as the literary voice of America s new socially engaged generation his face had been on the cover of Time the week the war broke out And he had long considered Hemingway one of his best friends Yet they were completely opposite in personality, with Dos Passos s calm temperament and mild manner standing in stark contrast to Hemingway s machismo Dos Passos was probably oblivious even to Hemingway s envy of him an envy that was soon to erupt into full blown resentment They had arrived in Spain as comrades, leftist writers in arms But when Dos Passos went looking for his close friend Jose Robles a Spanish born Johns Hopkins professor who had moved back to Spain to help save the Spanish Republic Robles was nowhere to be found Dos Passos s search for Robles would eventually take his literary career and his friendship with Hemingway to the breaking point Stephen Koch explores the short time the two men shared in Spain, and how their split changed the life and work of each man and changed the course of American literature The Breaking Point is the story of two lives at the intersection of friendship and murder, of love and death, and of literature and history.

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