A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

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Any book by or about Hemingway suddenly becomes the occasion for another full-scale review of his career and I don't think this one is going to prove a conspicuous exception...once again, it is a greater pleasure, for the reader at large, to read Hemingway than to cope with the folklorist of his mythology.
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Ernest Hemingway’s classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s, now available in a restored edition, includes the original manuscript along with insightful recollections and unfinished sketches.

Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway’s most enduring works. Since Hemingway’s personal papers were released in 1979, scholars have examined the changes made to the text before publication. Now, this special restored edition presents the original manuscript as the author prepared it to be published.

Featuring a personal Foreword by Patrick Hemingway, Ernest’s sole surviving son, and an Introduction by grandson of the author, Seán Hemingway, editor of this edition, the book also includes a number of unfinished, never-before-published Paris sketches revealing experiences that Hemingway had with his son, Jack, and his first wife Hadley. Also included are irreverent portraits of literary luminaries, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ford Maddox Ford, and insightful recollections of Hemingway’s own early experiments with his craft.

Widely celebrated and debated by critics and readers everywhere, the restored edition of A Moveable Feast brilliantly evokes the exuberant mood of Paris after World War I and the unbridled creativity and unquenchable enthusiasm that Hemingway himself epitomized.
 

About Ernest Hemingway

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Ernest Hemingway did more to change 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 Hemingway as one of the greatest literary lights of the twentieth century. As part of the expatriate community in 1920s Paris, the former journalist and World War I ambulance driver began a career that led to international fame. Hemingway was an aficionado of bullfighting and big-game hunting, and his main protagonists were always men and women of courage and conviction who suffered unseen scars, both physical and emotional. He covered the Spanish Civil War, portraying it in the novel For Whom the Bell Tolls, and he also covered World War II. 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.
 
Published October 1, 1996 by Scribner. 219 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, History, Education & Reference, Travel, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Non-fiction
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NY Times

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Reviewed by CHARLES POORE on May 05 1980

Any book by or about Hemingway suddenly becomes the occasion for another full-scale review of his career and I don't think this one is going to prove a conspicuous exception...once again, it is a greater pleasure, for the reader at large, to read Hemingway than to cope with the folklorist of his mythology.

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Excellent
Reviewed by Sam Jordison on May 25 2012

One of the most impressive things about A Moveable Feast is how sure and how hopeful it seems. How much fun it all is.

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