A Moveable Feast – Ernest Hemingway

A Moveable Feast was among the books I wanted to read before I go to Paris for the first time. It immediately became my favourite Hemingway book. It is a perfect book, and I loved Hemingway so much more. Before reading A Moveable Feast, I couldn’t understand why all these amazing women (his wives) were still in love with him after all he had done. Now I do. He was something else!


A Moveable Feast - Ernest Hemingway

A magical time and place

In A Moveable Feast, Hemingway tells of the days he spent in Paris and the people there. I’ve always dreamed of Hemingway’s Paris while the pages flew away with the unique narrative of the author. I opened Paris maps and looked at the streets, examined the parks and cafes. I decided to do detailed research about F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda. I wanted to learn almost everyone living in Paris in the 1920s and to stick my nose in their works. What a magical place and time: Paris in the 1920s! It would be perfect to read all these books about it and get lost in the city. But life is too short, and there is a lot to learn! A must-read for all Hemingway and Paris lovers.

A Moveable Feast - Ernest Hemingway

About the book: A Moveable Feast

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

Featuring a personal foreword by Patrick Hemingway, Ernest’s sole surviving son, and an introduction by the editor and grandson of the author, Seán Hemingway, this new edition 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 other luminaries, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ford Madox Ford, and insightful recollections of his own early experiments with his craft. 

Sure to excite critics and readers alike, the restored edition of A Moveable Feast brilliantly evokes the exuberant mood of Paris after World War I and the unbridled creativity and enthusiasm that Hemingway himself experienced. In the world of letters, it is a unique insight into a great literary generation, by one of the best American writers of the twentieth century.

About the author: Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American journalist, novelist, and short-story writer. His economical and understated style—which he termed the iceberg theory—had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction. While his adventurous lifestyle and his public image brought him admiration from later generations.

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