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Reading Hemingway: A Moveable Feast

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A Moveable Feast

What I Thought:
This is my second foray into the writings of Hemingway, and I am in love with his writing. He has a way of stating things very simply and starkly. He articulates his thoughts well. He is one of those writers that knows how to say something plainly yet vividly.

After reading this book, I feel like I’ve gotten to know him better. It was interesting to see how he viewed the world, his life, and the people he interacted with. It was painful when he talked about his mistakes at the very end. My heart broke for him because at the time of writing the book, he knew where and how things went wrong. Hindsight is always 20/20.

He shares some marvelous writing advice and insights into human nature in the book. I really fell in love with his writing while I read this. It’s truly a beautiful piece of literature.

Content: some cursing, drinking, and innuendo

5 STARS

About the Book:

  • Age range: adult
  • Genre: memoir/nonfiction
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Scribner; Reprint edition (July 20, 2010)

Synopsis:

Ernest Hemingway’s classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s, now available in a restored edition, includes the original manuscript along with insightful recollections and unfinished sketches.

Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway’s most enduring works. Since Hemingway’s personal papers were released in 1979, scholars have examined the changes made to the text before publication. Now, this special restored edition presents the original manuscript as the author prepared it to be published.

Featuring a personal Foreword by Patrick Hemingway, Ernest’s sole surviving son, and an Introduction by grandson of the author, Seán Hemingway, editor of this edition, the book also includes a number of unfinished, never-before-published Paris sketches revealing experiences that Hemingway had with his son, Jack, and his first wife Hadley. Also included are irreverent portraits of literary luminaries, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ford Maddox Ford, and insightful recollections of Hemingway’s own early experiments with his craft.

Widely celebrated and debated by critics and readers everywhere, the restored edition of A Moveable Feast brilliantly evokes the exuberant mood of Paris after ?World War I and the unbridled creativity and unquenchable enthusiasm that Hemingway himself epitomized.


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