This new publication also includes a number of unfinished Paris sketches on writing and experiences that Hemingway had with his son, Jack, his wife Hadley, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ford Maddox Ford and others. A personal foreword by Patrick Hemingway, Ernest's sole surviving son, precedes an introduction by the editor, Sean Hemingway, grandson of the author.
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I had just read "A Paris Wife" about Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley. Most of the story takes place in Paris in the 1920's, so the two stories worked well together. There is frequent reference made throughout the Paris book to the vignettes of Paris that Hemingway was writing. As it turns out, these were never published in Hemingway's lifetime but were found in his drawer after his death in the 1960's. His 4th wife, Mary compiled and edited them into the book "A Moveable Feast". According to Hemingway's son and grandson, in the Introduction of this newer version, Mary heavily edited the stories. This new version claims that they reedited the stories closer to their original writing.
I love Paris and have been there several times, these stories reminded me that Paris is timeless with Hemingway referencing many places, apparently unchanged since the '20's, that I have been to in the last 20 years.
A fun read, so far, although I am not looking forward to reading about Ernest's and Hadley's breakup (that I assume is in the book).
The restored version with additional content and format designed by the author is an excellent reason to read this classic again and again
For Whom the Bell Tolls - my favorite Hemingway reads
yes i would, I like the imagery in Hemingways writing.
I liked his style
Contrary to the Hemingway family's feelings, the additional material detracted from the book instead of adding to it. Just my 2 cents.
I don't read/listen to stories twice
Hemingway's perspective and his compassion for first wife
it was good
love friendship author
Hemingway explains his style of writing,don't tell them everything, draw them into the story.
I felt like I was sitting there having a beer as he was talking about his friend Hemingway.
How he talked to the people around him, the bartenders were as important as his writing friends
you will love it , it is a behind the scenes of Hemingway's writing
A different narrator. His voice was almost monotone, lacked emotion and took away from my listening enjoyment. Difficult for me to concentrate on the story because of narrator - - I intend to finish it - - someday.
Monotone, non emotional, lacked life excitement - - maybe that was what was how he intended it but I won't listen to him again.
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.
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