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A Moveable Feast

Hemingway, Ernest (Book - 1992 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A Moveable Feast

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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.
Authors: Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961
Title: A moveable feast
Publisher: New York :, Scribner,, c1992, 2003
Edition: 1st Scribner trade pbk. ed
Characteristics: 211 p., [8] p. plates :,ill., ports. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Ernest Hemingway
Notes: Originally published: New York : Scribner, 1964
ISBN: 068482499X
Branch Call Number: 818 H48m 2003
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Report This Jul 07, 2013
  • nannyanne rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Read this book after The Paris Wife, more out of an interest in Hadley, Hemmingway's wife, than the author himself. I don't appreciate Hemmingway's fiction and short stories, but found this to be an interesting account of his time as a young writer, husband, and father in Paris.

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  • mmorales1022 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I read this book after i read The Paris Wife. Both books are accounts for The Hemingway's years in Paris. I really enjoyed The Paris Wife which then encouraged me to read The Moveable Feast to compare and contrast. Love the first-person accounts.

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  • AJ_in_CoMo rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Enjoyed this book and the first-person accounts regarding other famous people of the time, such as Ezra Pound, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein. Favorite quote: "He liked the works of his friends, which is beautiful as loyalty but can be disastrous as judgment."


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Not one of Hemingway's best works but the stories dovetail nicely with The Paris Wife. The Paris Wife is a lovely book about Hemingway's tumultuous relationship with his first wife Hadley. These stories re-iterate and expand the details and Ernest's thoughts during that time of his life.


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Report This Jul 07, 2013
  • nannyanne rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

"There is never any ending to Paris and the memory of each person who has lived in it differs from that of any other. We always returned to it no matter who we were or how it was changed or with what difficulties, or ease, it could be reached. Paris was always worth it and you received return for whatever you brought to it. But this is how Paris was in the early days when we were very poor and very happy."


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