©1964 Ernest Hemingway Ltd. Copyright renewed ©1992 John H. Hemingway, Patrick Hemingway, and Gregory Hemingway. All rights reserved.; (P)2006 Simon & Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.
"Hemingway beautifully captures the fragile magic of a special time and place, and he manages to be nostalgic without hitting any false notes of sentimentality." (Amazon.com)
I love Chanel, Ernest Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald, Paris and stories of Paris in the 1920s, fashion stories, mysteries and classics.
Yes, absolutely. I am very interested in Paris in the 1920s and this book does a great job of transporting you to that time. The story is interesting and pleasant, I loved it!
Ernest Hemingway 's friendship with Scott Fitzgerald.
This was the first.
Yes, I wished I had the time to listen to all in just one sitting, but I finished it a few sittings in the course of two days.
The best parts are when Hemingway discusses his education in, and approach to, the craft of writing.
Indie writer (Dana Reynolds - Wardenclyffe Trilogy, Rides Eyes of Ghost).
I only listened to the whole thing because I love history, art and literature and the first person account of Hemingway in the middle of it all was interesting. And he made some beautiful phrases here and there but overall I don't know what the fuss is all about.
Faced with mindless duty, when an audio book player slips into a rear pocket and mini buds pop into ears, old is made new again.
“A Moveable Feast” is a remembrance of things past by Ernest Hemingway. It reveals an author who achieves greatness, wealth, and fame in the early twentieth century. “A Moveable Feast” is a reminiscence of Hemingway’s youth when first love blooms and life is a feast. Hemingway recalls when he felt immortal. He lives life with abandon. He lives poor while struggling as a writer in the Paris of the 1920s. In his early twenties, with a beautiful wife and young son, Hemingway is a newspaper and short story writer struggling to become a novelist.
Remembering the past, Hemingway sees his future through the eyes of artists like Picasso and Miró and literary modernists like Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. He relishes the art of Picasso and learns from Stein and Pound about the qualities of fine art and literature. He is acquainted with James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Hemingway’s poignant reminder of the mistake he makes in changing wives when his fame begins to grow seems slightly off-center. Hemingway seems to feel Hadley Richardson, his first wife, is the great love of his life because she shares his struggle to become a great writer. This is where one wonders what a re-write might have clarified. Remembrance of things past are never as good, or as bad as they seem.
Hemingway admirers will never know if “A Moveable Feast” would have been rewritten. On July 2, 1961, Hemingway retrieves his favorite double-barreled shot-gun, points it at his head, and pastes the room with blood and brain. As Bette Davis said, “Old age aint’t no place for sisies!”
I've read other more entertaining books by Hemingway.
Something that has a story to tell. "Paris" was impossibly boring.
He did a heck of a good job trying to make something out of nothing
I learned all I wanted to learn from this self absorbed soliloquy.
I wish I had liked it.
I lived in Paris for 4 years, and would sit at Hemmingway's table in Harry's Bar. I thought the story would be a good listen, it wasn't. I couldn't tell if it was the narration or the story that bored me.
I really enjoyed listening to these Hemingway essays. They made me feel like I was a part of his time in Paris., and gave insight into his writing process. The stories about other writers of his time were enlightening and helped transport me to 1920's and 30's Paris.
Highly recommend for any Hemingway fan.
I am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!
WINE, WINE AND MORE WINE
An excellent look at a young writer's life before he hit the big time. Written so well that you will be taken back in time and to Paris. No story here, this is a memoir. Also a great look into the 20's and the attitudes of other writers at the time.
James Naughton has the perfect voice and tone to capture Hemmingway. Had not read this book in a while so was nice rediscovering it through this recording .
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