A Moveable FeastBook - 2003
Ernest Hemingway's classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s remains one of his most beloved works. Filled with tender memories of his first wife Hadley and their son Jack; irreverent portraits of literary luminaries such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein; and insightful recollections of his own early experiments with his craft, A Moveable Feast brilliantly evokes the exuberant mood of Paris after World War I and the youthful spirit, unbridled creativity, and unquenchable enthusiasm that Hemingway himself epitomized. It is an elegy to a remarkable group of expatriates and a testament to the risks and rewards of the writerly life.
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LPL_SarahM Jul 26, 2020
The Paris setting; The window into some of America's most beloved authors' lives at a time when they were the most prolific; The shocking amount of wine being drunk; The... house cat as a babysitter? It was a wonderful read. One I'm sure I'll pick up again here and there when I need to feel clos... Read More »
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“We ate well and cheaply and drank well and cheaply and slept well and warm together and loved each other.”
“Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one sentence. Write the truest sentence you know.”
"There is never any ending to Paris and the memory of each person who has lived in it differs from that of any other. We always returned to it no matter who we were or how it was changed or with what difficulties, or ease, it could be reached. Paris was always worth it and you received return for whatever you brought to it. But this is how Paris was in the early days when we were very poor and very happy."
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Not one of Hemingway's best works but the stories dovetail nicely with The Paris Wife. The Paris Wife is a lovely book about Hemingway's tumultuous relationship with his first wife Hadley. These stories re-iterate and expand the details and Ernest's thoughts during that time of his life.
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