The passion for life that Hemmingway has.
I don't think it should be made into a movie.
Hemingway 1920's Paris.
Scenes with F. Scott Fitzgerald.
When his little son commented on what he had observed while sitting in a Paris cafe watching his father write.
I would recommend this audiobook because the language was so beautiful and it was an excellent description of Hemmingway's thoughts when he was young in Paris.
How the language flowed
His writing cuts all the trimmings/fat and leaves them on the flood for the dog to eat.
Having just read The Paris Wife, it was fascinating to hear Hemingway talking about the break-up of his marriage with Hadley and the remorse he felt for the rest of his life.
His trip to Lyons with F. Scott Fitzgerald.
I did not laugh or cry, but I was
John Bedford Lloyd truly becomes Hemingway, and you feel like you're hearing Hemingway tell his own story. I had read the original many years ago, but this is a great improvement. Hemingway's grandsons explain the changes made (re-arranging chapters, additional chapters on Fitzgerald that the original editors thought were too controversial, Hemingway's own thoughts on Hadley (his wife at the time of publication, Mary, had left much of this out), and, at the end, scraps of passages from the book that Hemingway wrote and re-wrote and re-wrote
Anyone who is a fan of Hemmingway and/or of the artists, writers, etc. living in Paris during the 1920's will enjoy listening to this audio. I like the intro by Patrick and Sean Hemmingway, that was a nice touch and I would have wanted more narration from them.
I read the Paris Wife and LOVED it and was excited to listen to this, Hemingway's point of view of the same time period.
I have to say the fiction was better than the non fiction.
I didn't find this entertaining at all to listen to, in fact, it was rather dull.
I would not. Hemingway was never a favorite. After "A Moveable Feast," my opinion has not improved. His stories of Paris in the 1920's are quaint and engaging, but humorless and rambling. His variant use of person seems random and, at times, accidental. Unless you are an unreconstructed Hemingway aficionado, look elsewhere.
It was self-centered and pointless.
His performance was flat and lent no energy to the stories.
No. "A Moveable Feast" does not indicate that Hemingway has anything more to say.
I make no claim to literary expertise. This is merely my opinion. I am not unlettered. I have read a good bit of the Western literary canon including Plato, Chaucer, Cervantes, Shakespeare, Dante, Dickens, Hobbes,Tolstoy, Marx, Engels, Ibsen, Freud, Kafka, Goethe, Joyce, Lawrence, Elliot, Fitzgerald, Thomas, Neruda, Dickinson, Sartre, O'Neill, Beckett, and Ionesco. I am not a fan of Gertrude Stein. Perhaps that history will give you a perspective on my bias with respect to this work.
The book was a
Let Hemingways words portray Hemingway
Midnight in Paris