Hemingway Americani e Volontariato. In Italia nella Grande Guerra by Giovanni Cecchin
In 1918, Ca’ Erizzo became the seat of Section I of the American Red Cross ambulance units. John Dos Passos, Sydney Fairbanks, and Dudley Poore were among the many Harvard students who were quartered in the villa. In October of that year, Ernest Hemingway also stayed in the villa. His 1919 short story “The Woppian Way” or “The Passing of Pickles McCarty” (included in the book) mentions Ca’ Erizzo and the Arditi, the elite assault troops who were based at Bassano at the time. Written by one of the most respected experts on the American participation in the first world conflict in Italy, this volume contains rare archival photographs and documents providing insight into the people and places Hemingway encountered when he served as an ARC volunteer.
Publisher: Collezione Princeton Publication Year: 1999