- Hardcover: 208 pages
- Publisher: Scribner; Classic edition (October 1, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0684833638
- ISBN-13: 978-0684833637
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 903 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #425,531 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The first thing to say about the 'restored' edition so ably and attractively produced by Patrick and Sean Hemingway is that it does live up to its billing . . . well worth having."--Christopher Hitchens, "The Atlantic"
About the Author
Ernest Hemingway did more to influence the style of English prose than any other writer of his time. Publication of The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms immediately established him as one of the greatest literary lights of the 20th century. His classic novella The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. He died in 1961.
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The clear draw is insight into the writer's early life in a marvelous city most of us love. We must keep in mind he was in his mid-twenties too, and not yet an established author. Physical and mental scars from WWI had not healed. Themes of mental illness and alcoholism are explored in other people, not himself.
The great cafes of Montparnasse and Saint Germaine remain, somewhat gentrified, perhaps still a stage for all the diverse people who frequent them. Today's artists and writers probably can't afford to live in Hemingway's old neighborhoods, but they are somewhere within the Peripherique, recording their Paris. The author would understand.
Affection for his first son and first wife, "the heroine" of the book abound. There are some interesting insights into the craft of writing. The overlong introduction and postscripts by his relatives may or may not be of interest to the reader who is not "a scholar". For those who love the city, and/or the author, there is much here to savor and some to ignore.
The reason for one star is that the Kindle edition, for which I paid $2.99, is filled with weird spelling errors. Numbers appear in the middle of names. Many of the phrases in French are misspelled. It looks very much like the text was scanned using character recognition, run through a spell check program, then published without being proofread.
This is a common problem with many self-published books today, of course, but for this to appear in a known work is unconscionable. Please edit this and send me an updated copy!
It is unfortunate that the printing is so ooor, for this is BY FAR Hemingway's best story.
This classic made Paris seem the romantic ideal for starving artists. It is a nostalgic look back at a time gone forever, but is not sentimental. A lovely look at at lovely time in an artist's live.