A Moveable Feast

A Moveable Feast
by Ernest Hemingway
1964 / 211 pages
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There are two versions of A Moveable Feast, which was a series of unorganized memoir-essays intended for a book at the author’s death.  The first version (1964) was put together by Mary Hemingway,   his 4th and last wife. The second edition,  (“Restored” – 2009)  was edited by Sean Hemingway,  Ernest’s grandson, and removes unflattering remarks about his grandmother as well as a few other differences.

I chose the first version because both versions seem to have problems,” and the first version has been around for 40 years prior to the “Restored.”   (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Moveable_Feast )

The book covers the period that the Ernest and his first wife, Hadley,  speng in Paris,  1921-1925.  It was apparently a wonderful time.  Hemingway presents himself as being just lovely but it would seem everyone else has a LOT of problems,  except Hadley.  Hemingway writes little essays about time spent with  Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound,  Ford Maddox Ford, John Dos Passos,  F. Scott Fitzgerald and others.

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