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Ernest Hemingway lived in Paris in the 1920's he was a young unknown writer, poor but happy and in love with Hadley his first wife. At this time, Hemingway was surrounded by the writers of the time, the expatriots or, "the lost generation"; a term that he both coined and refused to be called. Aleister Crowley, Ezra Pound, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ford Madox Ford, Hilaire Belloc, Pascin, John Dos Passos, James Joyce and Gertrude Stein, are some of the prominant figures referenced in his memoirs.
Supposedly well-established, is that the nature of "Young Hemingway" is fraudulent. It is believed that he had access to large amounts of money whilst in Paris but described himself as starving. Other themes that are debated includes Hemingway the only character that is sexually stableand healthy, contrasting himself to F Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein, whilst having an affair with his second wife Pauline still married to Hadley.
For these reasons, the nature of A Moveable Feast is changed, it is very much non-fiction and just as much fiction. This is the same for his other books, taking references from his own life.
192 pages (UK Edition) A set of memoirs of Hemingways life in Paris. Published December 1964.
Hemingway is one of my favourite writers, his understatement, his simple honesty and wit. A Moveable Feast is personal, a time when his life was unstable; written later in stability, quiet and reflection. A brilliant piece of writing.
Waterstones £4.79 or £6.64 depending on publisher.
Amazon prices vary aswell, £4.79 or £5.59 for new copies.
Foyles has it at £5.09
And I am sure it is available at other stores, these are very good prices for the book though.
I reccommend the book to everyone that enjoys Hemingway, modern fiction, and all readers of good books!