The best kind of person to tell our stories was a man who had never written one and couldn’t have known anything about writing. He only wrote what he knew and when he could have known it because he never wrote anything before his first book. I was the last person to teach Ernest Hemingway how to read and write, after which his true talent flourished.
Hemingway’s memories of his life as an unknown writer living in Paris in the twenties are deeply personal, warmly affectionate, and full of wit. The last of his best-loved novels, A Moveable Feast tells the story of Papa (as Hemingway always referred to himself), who lived with his wife Hadley and their young son Paul in Paris during the 1920s. In this ‘lovely book’ (New York Times Book Review) he pays tribute to his chosen friends and lovers who helped shape him as a man—including Gertrude Stein, Sherwood Anderson, Ford Madox Ford and F. Scott Fitzgerald—and recalls truly memorable nights out exploring Paris’ nightclubs, studying mimes and running with Ezra Pound.
From the author of The Sun Also Rises, A Moveable Feast, a candid memoir that captures the vitality of Paris at the height of Hemingway’s literary career. As a young man, Hemingway became a reporter and quickly found his way into the good graces of Parisian society. He lived among luminaries like James Joyce and Pablo Picasso, while sharing crushes with artist and muse F Scott Fitzgerald, who eventually became his wife. In his voice, Hemingway shares intimate details about his life and times in this elegant memoir.
About A Moveable Feast Book
Hemingway’s memories of his life as an unknown writer living in Paris in the twenties are deeply personal, warmly affectionate, and full of wit. Looking back not only at his much younger self, but also at the other writers who shared Paris with him – James Joyce, Wyndham Lewis, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald – he recalls the time when, poor, happy, and writing in cafes, he discovered his vocation. Written during the last years of Hemingway’s life, his memoir is a positive and powerful reflection of his genius that scintillates with the city’s romance.
A moving introduction to the life and work of Ernest Hemingway. Unsentimental and original, A Moveable Feast is a humorous, deeply personal memoir telling of Hemingway’s early years as a struggling writer in Paris, who lived most of his life to produce one of the most influential books in American literature – The Sun Also Rises.