Thursday, April 27, 2017

A Moveable Feast

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway  240 pp.

Even though I'm not a fan of Hemingway's novels, I did enjoy this memoir of the time he spent in Paris and Europe when in his twenties. Also, it was very obvious what Hemingway wrote about was used by William Boyd in writing Any Human Heart which I recently blogged about. In this book Hemingway writes mainly about his friendships and acquaintances with other writers and artists including Gertrude Stein, Ezra Poiund, Ford Madox Ford, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and many others. It was Stein who named those writers/artists of Hemingway's age who had survived World War I The Lost Generation.  There is also a lot about food, wine, and other alcoholic beverages because, well..., Paris. He also wrote much about his then wife, Hadley, and their son Jack, aka "Bumby". Hemingway's writing about this portion of his life ends with the beginning of the affair which ultimately led to his divorce from Hadley in 1927.

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