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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Enjoy reading and now listening to all types of books
Love the book -classic but should be on the re-read list
All the interesting people Hemingway met and who impacted not only his live but others in this day and age.
Absolutely, great to listen to in the car to and from work.
The performer has a good voice, but his tone is aloof at times and the longer sentences are read flatly. The content of the story carries this performance. The book is good despite these qualities.
I'm a big Hemingway fan (if I don't think about his love of hunting!). I read this years ago, but decided to listen to the newest edition that has additional material from the last editions. I love listening to good writing with well-spoken readers. I'm never disappointed with Hemingway, because his prose is so clean.
Paris in the 1920's was truly another world from the Paris of today. As as I progressed through the book, I found myself yearning for a trip to Hemingway's Paris.
This is sort of a food memoire. After all, how can you write about Paris and France and not include something about eating and drinking?
And although Hemingway's food and wine descriptions make you wish you were there with him, my favorite chapters were about his friendship with F. Scott Fitzgerald and Hemingway's son, Jack, who he called Mr. Bumby.
The last chapter includes Hemingway's various versions of his introduction to the book. Not only does it prove writing is always rewriting, but thinking that Hemingway kept every version of a short intro and they're all archived is even more fascinating.
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.
"Very enjoyable and useful"
This audio book gives interesting information about the author's life. This proved invaluable to me when I was studying the author. It enabled be to link together the book I was studying at the time (Fiesta) and some of his other short stories and novels. It also gives fascinating information about the other artists Hemingway used to know.
"An Unforgetable Memoir"
This is an excellent memoir of Ernest Hemingway's life in Paris. It's descriptions of Paris in the twenties are vivid and feature characters such as Ezra Pound, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein. The memoir is superbly narrated and is very moving throughout. I have listened to this audio-book several times and it impresses me every time.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book narrated by John Bedford Lloyd. It is a shame he has not done any of books by Ernest Hemingway
"I moved it to the back of my list"
I really didn't get on with this and after a couple of chapters I gave up. There was something so self serving about the re-hashed memoir (notes from an earlier period, re-edited once he was famous. I'm not interested in the flavour of pre-war tangerines in a cafe in Paris, or some famous author's sexual fantasy about the waitress. Call me a philistine, but I'm just not. I eat my own tangerines etc., and maybe read his novels.
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