Thursday, June 7, 2012

Hemingway's Spanish 'Muse' Dies Aged 91

Fiona Govan at the British newspaper the Telegraph reports on the death of a woman who may have been the model for Ernest Hemingway's female character in his classic novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls.

Maria Sans met the American writer when she was working in a field hospital as a volunteer nurse tending wounded members of the International Brigades during the 1936-39 Spanish Civil War.

...Miss Sans is thought to have been the inspiration behind the character of Maria in Hemingway's acclaimed novel, a role played by Ingrid Bergman opposite Gary Cooper in the 1943 Hollywood adaptation of the book.  

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