megcampbell3, October 9, 2007 (view all comments by megcampbell3)
An obvious classic. Hemingway is less the "man's man" caricature in this book than he is a fully fleshed man: balanced, nuanced, and shaded into dimension. "A Moveable Feast" made me smile and nostalgic with memories that are not even my own. Of course it's a privileged thing to be able to read about Gertrude Stein and Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald from someone who knew them so well in certain years. What is most lovely to me, however, is Hemingway's Parisian Café. After reading this book, it seems I could live and die leading a life in little, foreign cafés.
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Leslie Joseph, December 26, 2006 (view all comments by Leslie Joseph)
This book is timeless and entertaining. Less about Hemningway and more about a bygone era, it stands as a rich artifact of a simultaneoulsy charming and squalid time and place.
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This vibrant portrait of Paris in the 1920s, published posthumously in 1964, is vintage Hemingway--evocative, self-mocking and frank. In an extraordinary chronicle of the sights, sounds, and tastes of Paris in a bygone era, Hemingway offers readers a view of his life and the people that populated his expatriate world--Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound and other literary luminaries.
Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway's most beloved works. It is his classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s, filled with irreverent portraits of other expatriate luminaries such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein; tender memories of his first wife, Hadley; and insightful recollections of his own early experiments with his craft. It is a literary feast, brilliantly evoking the exuberant mood of Paris after World War I and the youthful spirit, unbridled creativity, and unquenchable enthusiasm that Hemingway himself epitomized.
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