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A Moveable Feast (Scribner Classics)

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"You belong to me and all Paris belongs to me and I belong to this notebook and this pencil." andlt;BRandgt; Begun in the autumn of 1957 and published posthumously in 1964, Ernest Hemingway's andlt;Iandgt;A Moveable Feastandlt;/Iandgt; captures what it meant to be young and poor and writing in Paris during the 1920s. A correspondent for the andlt;Iandgt;Toronto Star,andlt;/Iandgt; Hemingway arrived in Paris in 1921, three years after the trauma of the Great War and at the beginning of the transformation of Europe's cultural landscape: Braque and Picasso were experimenting with cubist forms; James Joyce, long living in self-imposed exile from his native Dublin, had just completed andlt;Iandgt;Ulysses;andlt;/Iandgt; Gertude Stein held court at 27 rue de Fleurus, and deemed young Ernest a member of andlt;Iandgt;rue gand#233;nand#233;ration perdue;andlt;/Iandgt; and T. S. Eliot was a bank clerk in London. It was during these years that the as-of-yet unpublished young writer gathered the material for his first novel, andlt;Iandgt;The Sun Also Rises,andlt;/Iandgt; and the subsequent masterpieces that followed. andlt;BRandgt; Among these small, reflective sketches are unforgettable encounters with the members of Hemingway's slightly rag-tag circle of artists and writers, some also fated to achieve fame and glory, others to fall into obscurity. Here, too, is an evocation of the Paris that Hemingway knew as a young man — a map drawn in his distinct prose of the streets and cafand#233;s and bookshops that comprised the city in which he, as a young writer, sometimes struggling against the cold and hunger of near poverty, honed the skills of his craft. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Iandgt;A Moveable Feastandlt;/Iandgt; is at once an elegy to the remarkable group of expatriates that gathered in Paris during the twenties and a testament to the risks and rewards of the writerly life.

Synopsis:

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 the Author

Born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1899, Ernest Hemingway served in the Red Cross during World War I as an ambulance driver and was severely wounded in Italy. He moved to Paris in 1921, devoted himself to writing fiction, and soon became part of the expatriate community, along with Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound, and Ford Madox Ford. He revolutionized American writing with his short, declarative sentences and terse prose. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954, and his classic novella The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. Known for his larger-than-life personality and his passions for bullfighting, fishing, and big-game hunting, he died in Ketchum, Idaho, on July 2, 1961.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

Note

A Good Café on the Place St.-Michel

Miss Stein Instructs

"Une Génération Perdue"

Shakespeare and Company

People of the Seine

A False Spring

The End of an Avocation

Hunger Was Good Discipline

Ford Madox Ford and the Devil's Disciple

Birth of a New School

With Pascin at the Dôme

Ezra Pound and His Bel Esprit

A Strange Enough Ending

The Man Who Was Marked for Death

Evan Shipman at the Lilas

An Agent of Evil

Scott Fitzgerald

Hawks Do Not Share

A Matter of Measurements

There Is Never Any End to Paris

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684833637
Author:
Hemingway, Ernest
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Paris (france)
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Paris
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Novelists, American
Subject:
Americans -- France -- Paris -- Biography.
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Paris (France) Intellectual life.
Subject:
Americans -- France -- Paris -- History.
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Subject:
Paris, left bank, Gertrude stein, posthumous publication, f. scott fitzgerald, Algonquin round table, ford Maddox ford, ezra pound, james joyce, memoir, Shakespeare and company, a.e. hotchner, Hadley, Maxwell perkins, expat, mary hemingway
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Classic Edition
Series:
Scribner Classics
Series Volume:
no. 33
Publication Date:
October 1996
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-pg insert
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 12.705 oz

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"Synopsis" by , 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.

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