Author Archive for Noël Valis

Who Was Lloyd Mallan?

March 12, 2023
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Who Was Lloyd Mallan?

Nobody remembers Lloyd Mallan. I came across his name while writing a book on poet- playwright Federico García Lorca’s iconic afterlife. Mallan’s piece on the poet’s assassination, published in 1939, was instrumental in spreading to the U.S. and Canada a highly embellished narrative of poetic martyrdom that helped shape the public image of Lorca....
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From the Face of My Memory: American Women Journalists in the Spanish Civil War

February 27, 2018
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<i>From the Face of My Memory</i>: American Women Journalists in the Spanish Civil War

The Spanish Civil War, sparked the imagination and allegiance of a small group of pro-Republic American women journalists: Martha Gellhorn, Josephine Herbst, and Frances Davis. These women, displaced in war, are representative of a much larger displacement.
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