Ernest Hemingway: The Capital of the World

Madrid 1936/37

“Before, death came when you were old or sick, now it comes to all… who have no place to run or hide.”

Hemingway & Joris Ivens in Spain. Image: John Fernhout (The Memory)

Ernest Hemingway’s short story, The Capital of the World, was written in 1936 during the Spanish Civil War, and is nomally about a young man, Paco, a waiter who lives in Madrid and wants to become a matador. But Hemingway’s story is about so much…

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Steve Newman Writer

Steve Newman Writer

Playwright, Historian, and Freelance Writer…