Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition

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Simon and Schuster, May 22, 2014 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway's most beloved works. Since Hemingway's personal papers were released 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 to be published.

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 unquenchable enthusiasm that Hemingway himself epitomized.
 

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User Review  - abycats - LibraryThing

Had read this before so listened to it this time. Unfortunately, there's a reason Hemingway is subject so often to parody. His intentional avoidance of all adjectives or variation in sentences makes ... Read full review

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User Review  - MelissaLenhardt - LibraryThing

Yes, Hemingway is a giant of American literature. Still, I do not like his writing style. His descriptions are literal but his sentences can be long, rambling and nonsensical. While this was ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword by Patrick Hemingway Acknowledgments
Introduction by Seán Hemingway Introduction to A Moveable Feast by Colm Toibin
A Good Café on the Place St Michel Chapter 2 Miss Stein Instructs Chapter 3 Shakespeare and Company
People of the Seine
A False Spring
The End of an Avocation
Une Génération Perdue
Hunger Was Good Discipline
Winters in Schruns
Scott Fitzgerald Chapter 18 Hawks Do Not Share
A Matter of Measurements
ADDITIONAL PARIS SKETCHES
Birth of A New School
Ezra Pound and His Bel Esprit
On Writing in the First Person
Secret Pleasures

Ford Madox Ford and the Devils Disciple Chapter 10 With Pascin at the Dôme
Ezra Pound and the Measuring Worm
A Strange Enough Ending
The Man Who Was Marked for Death Chapter 14 Evan Shipman at the Lilas
An Agent of Evil
The Acrid Smell of Lies
Nada y Pues Nada
CONCORDANCE OF ITEM NUMBERS FOR ADDITIONAL
PHOTOGRAPHS
Copyright

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Ernest Hemingway did more to influence the style of English prose than any other writer of his time. Publication of The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms immediately established him as one of the greatest literary lights of the 20th century. His classic novella The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. He died in 1961.

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