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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. "This is how Paris was in the early days when we were very poor and very happy," he concludes. Originally published in 1964, three years after his suicide, A Moveable Feast was the first of his posthumous books and remains the best. --David Laskin --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Surrounded by such greats as Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Hemingway shone as a young writer moving up.
The picture he paints of Paris gives you a vivid depiction of the time and people living their, makes it a fascinating reading experience.
The Fragments included at the end are quite sad, showing Hemingway's repeated attempts to write an introduction to the book.
Hemingway hobnobs with Gertrude Stein, Ford Madox Ford, James Joyce and other literary luminaries in bohemian Paris. Read morePublished 6 days ago by J. Rodeck
There is some five star writing in this rough, postumously published and edited memoir. But it's not a finished product, and there is a certain meanness about Hemingway that this... Read morePublished 15 days ago by CJA