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A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition | [Ernest Hemingway]

A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition

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.
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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.

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.

©2009 the Hemingway Copyright Owners; (P)2009 Simon & Schuster, Inc

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    Jean Shawnee Mission, KS, United States 01-23-12
    Jean Shawnee Mission, KS, United States 01-23-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Restored edition better than original"
    Where does A Moveable Feast rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 10


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Moveable Feast?

    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.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    His trip to Lyons with F. Scott Fitzgerald.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I did not laugh or cry, but I was


    Any additional comments?

    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

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    Kathryn Chicago, IL, United States 09-12-11
    Kathryn Chicago, IL, United States 09-12-11
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    "Autobiography that ready like fiction (but better)"

    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.

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    05-29-12
    05-29-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Disappointing"
    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.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    rOBERT Deerfield Beach, FL, United States 01-24-12
    rOBERT Deerfield Beach, FL, United States 01-24-12 Member Since 2014
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    "The best author explained"
    What did you love best about A Moveable Feast?

    The book was a


    What about John Bedford Lloyd’s performance did you like?

    Let Hemingways words portray Hemingway


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Midnight in Paris


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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