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  • A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Ernest Hemingway
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (299)
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    (212)
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    (216)

    When Ernest Hemingway died in 1961 he had nearly completed A Moveable Feast, which eventually was published posthumously in 1964 and edited by his widow Mary Hemingway. This new special edition of Hemingway's classic memoir of his early years in Paris in the 1920's presents the original manuscript as the author intended it to be published at the time of his death.

    Julie says: "Perfect complement-Paris Wife & Midnight in Paris"
    "Disappointing"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    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.


    What was most disappointing about Ernest Hemingway???s story?

    It was self-centered and pointless.


    What didn???t you like about John Bedford Lloyd???s performance?

    His performance was flat and lent no energy to the stories.


    Do you think A Moveable Feast needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. "A Moveable Feast" does not indicate that Hemingway has anything more to say.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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