Synopses & Reviews
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.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;"You belong to me and all Paris belongs to me and I belong to this notebook and this pencil."andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;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 It was during these years that the as-of-yet unpublished young writer gathered the material for his first novel, andlt;Iandgt;The Sun Also Rises,andlt;/Iandgt; and the subsequent masterpieces that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; 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;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.
"The first thing to say about the 'restored' edition so ably and attractively produced by Patrick and SeÁn Hemingway is that it does live up to its billing . . . well worth having."--Christopher Hitchens, The Atlantic
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
Ernest Hemingway did more to change the style of English prose than any other writer of his time. Publication of andlt;Iandgt;The Sun Also Risesandlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;A Farewell to Armsandlt;/Iandgt; 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 andlt;Iandgt;For Whom the Bell Tollsandlt;/Iandgt;, and he also covered World War II. His classic novella andlt;Iandgt;The Old Man and the Sea andlt;/Iandgt;won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. He died in 1961.
Table of Contents
andlt;Bandgt;Contentsandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Prefaceandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Noteandlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;A Good Cafand#233; on the Place St.-Michelandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Miss Stein Instructsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;"Une Gand#233;nand#233;ration Perdue"andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Shakespeare and Companyandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;People of the Seineandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;A False Springandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The End of an Avocationandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Hunger Was Good Disciplineandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Ford Madox Ford and the Devil's Discipleandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Birth of a New Schoolandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;With Pascin at the Dand#244;meandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Ezra Pound and His Bel Espritandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;A Strange Enough Endingandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The Man Who Was Marked for Deathandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Evan Shipman at the Lilasandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;An Agent of Evilandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Scott Fitzgeraldandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Hawks Do Not Shareandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;A Matter of Measurementsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;There Is Never Any End to Paris