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A Moveable Feast
A Moveable Feast | Ernest Hemingway
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"You belong to me and all Paris belongs to me and I belong to this notebook and this pencil." Begun in the autumn of 1957 and published posthumously in 1964, Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast captures what it meant to be young and poor and writing in Paris during the 1920s. A correspondent for the Toronto Star, Hemingway arrived in Paris in 1921, three years after the trauma of the Great War and at the beginning of the transformation of Europe's cultural landscape: Braque and Picasso were experimenting with cubist forms; James Joyce, long living in self-imposed exile from his native Dublin, had just completed Ulysses; Gertude Stein held court at 27 rue de Fleurus, and deemed young Ernest a member of rue gnration perdue; and T. S. Eliot was a bank clerk in London. It was during these years that the as-of-yet unpublished young writer gathered the material for his first novel, The Sun Also Rises, and the subsequent masterpieces that followed. Among these small, reflective sketches are unforgettable encounters with the members of Hemingway's slightly rag-tag circle of artists and writers, some also fated to achieve fame and glory, others to fall into obscurity. Here, too, is an evocation of the Paris that Hemingway knew as a young man -- a map drawn in his distinct prose of the streets and cafs and bookshops that comprised the city in which he, as a young writer, sometimes struggling against the cold and hunger of near poverty, honed the skills of his craft. A Moveable Feast is at once an elegy to the remarkable group of expatriates that gathered in Paris during the twenties and a testament to the risks and rewards of the writerly life.
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limada
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An interesting collection of fictional remiscences from Hemingway's life in Paris. #56-2022

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tpixie
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I chose the restored version- the one that reflects Hemingway‘s last draft & wasn‘t as edited. It‘s 2 hours longer. I wonder which version will be better?! #Paris

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jlhammar
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One of my favorites in which Hemingway spends a lot of time in Paris cafes writing and drinking white wine.

Also enjoyed the Ken Burns Hemingway documentary from last year. Really interesting look at a talented, but very flawed figure.

#Cafe #SavvySettings
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 📝 🍷 🍽 5mo
Eggs Lovely 🥰 5mo
Cathythoughts Love this old pic 5mo
tpixie I‘ll have to look up the Ken Burns! 2mo
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The_Literary_Jedi
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📚📚📚📚 A series of true to life vignettes surrounding Hemingway‘s early Paris life. Collection includes interludes with Fitzgerald, Pound, Ford, Stein and mentions other great arts figures. Not for the easily offended or without historical context. A rich tableau of what a creative existence was in the early 1900‘s without heavy existential conundrums.

CoffeeNBooks This is my favorite Hemingway book! 7mo
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Andrew65
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Eggs Perfection 🖤🤎🖤 7mo
CoffeeNBooks I love this book! 7mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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“…we would be together and have our books and at night be warm in bed together with the windows open and the stars bright.”
Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast.

#GratefulHarvest #warmth

Thanks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs for a month of fun photo challenge. Haven‘t played in a while and I enjoyed it! 🤗

Cathythoughts Lovely quote & pic ❤️💫 8mo
Eggs We loved having you! 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing!! 😘 8mo
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GinaKButler
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So excited! My August #bookspin is A Moveable Feast and #doublespin is West With Giraffes.

Thank you for hosting, @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 12mo
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Bookwormjillk
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Before this my only exposure to Hemingway was reading The Old Man and the Sea in High School and The Paris Wife which angered me so much I swore I would never read his books again. But then I saw the PBS special on his life and decided to give him a chance to redeem himself. I really liked this book, but I will be re-reading The Paris Wife this weekend.

DivineDiana I felt the same about “The Paris Wife”. Also thought I should watch the Hemingway special and give him another chance. And I still feel the same. Strong negative feelings about him. 1y
SamAnne His short stories are amazing. He was a shit. 1y
Bookwormjillk @SamAnne lol he sure was 1y
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Bookwormjillk
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I didn‘t think I liked Hemingway, but I checked this out of the library after watching his PBS special and it‘s quite good, actually.

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cathysaid
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Finally finished reading as I‘m also watching the Ken Burns PBS documentary. If I could give more than 5⭐️ I would. Quintessential Hemingway...and I love his writing. Fascinating window into his day to day life in the early Paris years. Mind you, it is Hemingway so largely unreliable but his classic writing style. I think, however, I enjoy it so much b/c I know a bit about his life. Reading without any background knowledge might be less enjoyable.

SamAnne This is one of his I haven‘t yet read. But I‘m also feeling prompted by the documentary. 1y
cathysaid I thought it was more interesting to read along with/after the documentary. It‘s a pretty quick read. 1y
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EadieB
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Day 27 - #Feast #SleighTheShelves
#AMoveableFeast #ErnestHemingway

"You belong to me and all Paris belongs to me and I belong to this notebook and this pencil." Begun in the autumn of 1957 and published posthumously in 1964, Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast captures what it meant to be young and poor and writing in Paris during the 1920s.

I would like to read this!

OriginalCyn620 On my TBR! 2y
eeclayton I read it this summer and it was so good ☺️ 2y
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thebluestocking
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#3books that made me want to travel.

I made it to London a couple of years ago, but I still need to get to Paris and Alaska.

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚👍🏻 2y
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Nute
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#QuotsyAug20 - Romance: I could call a night like this *READING TOGETHER IN BED* romantic!💗

Gissy Yes! It is romantic!❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Hazel2019 ❤️ 2y
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CoffeeNBooks
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#MagicalMay #Feast My favorite Hemingway novel.
@Eggs

Eggs Perfect choice 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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Cuilin
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This has been on my TBR for awhile now. Hemingway‘s Paris in the 20‘s. #feast #magicalmay @Eggs

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CocaNicola
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I read this one during a Hemingway unit with my juniors. Hemingway knows how to turn a beautiful phrase.

Cathythoughts Sounds kind of perfect ❤️ 2y
CocaNicola It really does. ❤️ 2y
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Finally read this classic collection of short stories or essays on Hemingway‘s time in Paris. Everyone is a little cagey about the truthfulness here. An interesting look at Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s personalities, but not as romantic as I expected it to be.

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Leftcoastzen Yay!Love that quote! 3y
JoScho @Leftcoastzen me too-it speaks to me. 3y
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slategreyskies
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I have to admit that it was worth reading this book to read the bit where EH wrote that he used to leave his son Bumby alone in a crib when he was a baby, with only the cat to babysit him. He wrote that this was how it was done in Paris at the time, and I admit that I howled with laughter. Poor Bumby. 😂

Kristy_K Gorgeous photo! Where is it? 3y
slategreyskies @Kristy_K It‘s in southwestern Virginia. Sometimes I drive that way when I need to clear my head. I‘ll park by the side of the road there and look at the mountain for a while. It helps me feel at peace. 3y
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EadieB
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I definitely chose poorly here. I have never understood the acclaim for Hemingway, and suspect that it might represent another instance of the emperor‘s new clothes. See my Goodreads review at: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2987907364. #ernesthemingway #amoveablefeast #book #books #bookstagram #bookphotography #bookish #bookcommunity #memoirs #paris #booknerd #americanliterature #booklove

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Maggie_Reads
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This has been on my TBR list FOREVER. I think it‘s time to tackle this classic. Have you read it? Thoughts? 🤔💭

Rachbb3 It's my favorite Hemingway. 😊 3y
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Branwen
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I'm a day late, but I'm sure you wouldn't mind, Hem! 😍😘💕 Happy birthday to one of my all time favorite authors, Ernest Hemingway! 💕📚🍺💕

Leftcoastzen What a beautiful collection! He‘s one of my favorites too! 3y
Branwen @Leftcoastzen Thank you! He's so wonderful, isn't he? 😍💕 3y
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Skygoddess1
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Despite the high heat and humidity in the Chicago area, I made it out to Oak Park to visit the Ernest Hemingway Birth Place Museum. Learned a lot about the author and his family and got to tour a beautifully restored Queen Anne Victorian Hope. Will be working on a blog post about my visit. #ErnestHemingway

BarbaraTheBibliophage We were there four years ago. It‘s fascinating, isn‘t it? 3y
Cathythoughts Looks so lovely 😊 wow 3y
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Valeka
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FINALLY enjoying one of my favorite books in my new home. It‘s good to be settled in at last!!

Victoriahoperose I love this book so much ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Valeka @Victoriahoperose So do I! I have passages committed to memory. ❤️ 3y
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JennyM
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#FrenchKissingInTheUSA, or rather a young American in love with France.

#WanderingJune

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MicheleinPhilly
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Hello Ernest‘s house!

AshleyHoss820 NICE!!! 3y
Branwen Omggggggggg 😍😍😍💕 You are so lucky! 3y
sprainedbrain Lovely!! 3y
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CouronneDhiver It‘s a cool place. Did they tell you the story about the poolside fountain in the backyard? 3y
Leftcoastzen I would love to go there! 3y
Samplergal I loved his home. The cats are great. 3y
LeahBergen I was obsessed with the tile in that house. Oh my GOD. 3y
Cathythoughts I‘d love to be sitting on that upper balcony reading.... ♥️ 3y
Cinfhen That‘s the million dollar shot ❤️ 3y
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TheKidUpstairs
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"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans."

#DinneratEight #TimbitTunes @Cinfhen

Cathythoughts Brilliant quote 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻. I‘ve yet to brave enough to taste an oyster 🙄 3y
TrishB @Cathythoughts my stomach turns at the thought! 3y
Bookwomble Although I wouldn't eat an oyster, Hemingway's descriptive language is engaging. 3y
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Judybskt Love oysters! Eat them raw! Or broiled in the shell with horseradish and sharp cheddar - angels on horseback. 3y
TheKidUpstairs @Cathythoughts @Bookwomble @TrishB my stomach is extremely sensitive at the moment, just searching for an image to go with the quote made it do flip flops. But the quote is so beautifully written I couldn't pass it up! 3y
TheKidUpstairs @Judybskt not for me! But my husband loves 'em, so I've visited a number of oyster bars in my time with him! 3y
LiterRohde ALMOST made me want to try oysters. Then I remembered he was talking about oysters. They look like the boogers of the sea. Plus, with multiple bad experiences with seafood, it is difficult for me to choke down any kind. 3y
Cinfhen Hahahahaha @LiterRohde love your word choice!!! 3y
Cinfhen I haven‘t ever had ANY sea food or shell fish ~ I can‘t😖 3y
CarolynM @Cathythoughts When you do work up the courage make sure you have a glass of champagne to hand - natural oysters and champagne are a magical combination! (edited) 3y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Ericalambbrown I‘ve never read this one. I need to. 3y
kspenmoll Wonderful quote! ❤️❤️ 3y
GripLitGrl ❤Lovely quote❤ 3y
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Lizpixie
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#BookMail Pt5 I recently read a beautiful description of a person living in Paris & reading this classic Hemingway every day. It was so lovely, but I cannot for the life of me, remember where I read it!! It‘s driving me nuts.🤨 It‘s the reason I finally bought my first Hemingway, about his life in Paris after the Great War. I really wish I could remember it.

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I read A Farewell to Arms in high school and thought I‘d sworn off Hemingway forever, but I‘ve read a few of his short stories in the past couple of years that made me re-think that. I really enjoyed this book in which Hemingway talks about his life in Paris and his time spent with several of his literary friends. Made me want to read travel memoirs or better yet, travel and write about it myself! Glad I finally read this one!

CoffeeNBooks I love this book! 4y
cathysaid The Sun Also Rises is my favorite book of all time. 4y
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"...I have tried to write by the old rule that how good a book is should be judged by the man who writes it by the excellence of the material that he eliminates."

Tanisha_A "Write drunk, edit sober." ? 4y
RaimeyGallant @Tanisha_A I've never tested this, but it could work! 4y
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RaimeyGallant
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This is a memoir of Hemingway's time in Paris, mostly pre-Pauline. It's hard to critique this as a literary work, because it only read like he had literary intentions in spurts. I enjoyed this for all of his intentions: a record of 1920s Paris, a truth-telling about the quirks myriad behind the famous names, an imparting of wisdom to writers and life lessons to all, and, perhaps, an unburdening of regrets and letter of apology to Hadley.

CoffeeNBooks I loved this book! 4y
Valeka I have committed passages of this book to memory! It‘s one of my absolute favorites. ❤️ 4y
minkyb Great photo and review! (edited) 4y
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CoffeeNBooks
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The original milkman: "The goatherd came up the street blowing his pipes and a woman who lived on the floor above us came out onto the sidewalk with a big pot. The goatherd chose one of the heavy-bagged, black milk-goats and milked her into the pot while his dog pushed the others onto the sidewalk." ~Ernest Hemingway

"Misha, get out of the shot." ~Raimey Gallant

merelybookish Misha makes the shot. 😻 4y
BookNAround I agree with @merelybookish that Misha makes the picture. 😂😻😂 4y
GingerAntics I third that Misha makes the shot. 😻 4y
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emtobiasz I used to live next door to a cat named Hemingway 🐈 4y
RaimeyGallant @emtobiasz I bet he too was fond of conjunctions. ;) 4y
kspenmoll Love this photo! 4y
LA_Mead Great photo! 4y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Love the photo ❣ 4y
MissMary That‘s the cutest cat!! Gingerkitty 💕😻 4y
Brenda This is a great shot! 💕 4y
Cedar_and_Grapefruit Beautiful and hilarious,y favorite combination! 💕 4y
Andronicus The book is classic, but Misha rules. Orange kitties are known clowns! 4y
RaimeyGallant @Andronicus She's the center of everyone's world, so says her. 4y
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"I had already seen the end of fall come through boyhood, youth and young manhood, and in one place you could write about it better than in another. That was called transplanting yourself, I thought, and it could be as necessary with people as with other sorts of growing things."

Ruthiella I‘ve not read this edition but I loved this book when I first read it over 20 years ago now. I enjoyed it way more than any of his novels that I‘ve read! 😀 4y
Leigh_Medeiros Echoing @Ruthiella's comment. Loved it when I read it 20+ years ago. (A graduation gift from my high school English teacher.) My favorite of his. Need to revisit! 4y
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Tiyas7
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A scenario, as perfect as it gets.

#ernesthemingway #love #quotes

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It is cold and the first dusting of snow sits on the window sills. I'm wrapped in a blanket, thinking about soup and soft rolls, feeling a little sad at the loss of yet another summer. I grab the book from the table next to me -- A Moveable Feast. I‘ll spend the afternoon in Hemingway's chilly Paris. Later I'll have a little brandy to clear this phlegm from my chest. Then I'll toast all the great writers who've ever driven away my winter blues.

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SheReadsAndWrites
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Not a bad place to sit and read Hemingway...🤓 #Luxembourggardens

CoffeeNBooks This is one of my favorite Hemingway novels. 4y
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SheReadsAndWrites
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So...Hemingway hung out here. 🤓

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peggyriley
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‘All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence you know.”

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CoffeeNBooks
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This is my favorite Hemingway novel. #AugustIsATrip #Paris @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

aquariusnat I read the version his grandson republished. It was amazing. 4y
Valeka That is one of my favorite books. I have passages committed to memory! 4y
vkois88 4y
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Karen
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Branwen
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Happy Birthday Ernest Hemingway! 💕 July 21st, 1899.

Leftcoastzen Nice collection! 4y
Branwen @Leftcoastzen Thank you so much! 😄💕 4y
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GlassAsDiamonds
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Vile edition but the book itself was surprisingly brilliant. Hemingway‘s writing style takes no prisoners & does take some getting used to but he manages to suck you in until you stop noticing the run on sentences and bare bones prose. I laughed at the expat bubble of artists in Paris ( @Cinfhen you have to read this, with the exception of wine prices, apparently expat life hasn‘t changed). A lovely gossipy, atmospheric book. Highly recommended ⬇️

GlassAsDiamonds OMG, I forgot! Read the “restored edition”. Apparently Hemingway‘s fourth wife heavily edited especially the last chapter and it seriously, seriously shows. The NYT has it excerpted online if you already own a copy and don‘t want to re-but but it‘s actually a proper “Hemingway” ending. @CarolynM - final verdict: well worth it!!! (And truly, somehow the style just fades until you simply don‘t notice how odd it was to begin with!). 😊😊😊 (edited) 4y
CoffeeNBooks I really, really enjoyed this book! 4y
GlassAsDiamonds @CoffeeNBooks me too!! But did you read the restored Hemingway ending (just had to edit the above because I forgot to mention it completely!! SO much better than the one usually published!) ‘A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition‘ https://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/28/books/excerpt-moveable-feast-restored-edition... ⬅️If this works, it‘s published here!! 4y
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CoffeeNBooks @GlassAsDiamonds Yes! I've read that! 4y
Zelma Ha, different tastes as I love that cover. 😍 4y
GlassAsDiamonds @Zelma 😊😊😊 I liked it at when I bought it and as artwork but having finished the book, I want something bolder, with more gusto or gravitas!! It‘s just too.... light and fluffy. 4y
GlassAsDiamonds @CoffeeNBooks it makes so much more sense & is so better fitting isn‘t it?? 4y
Cinfhen I‘m totally down for this 😃thanks for the recommendation @glassasdiamonds 4y
Cinfhen You know I‘m reading an historical fiction novel about his third wife Martha. It‘s interesting 4y
GlassAsDiamonds @Cinfhen I saw!!!! I think I may have almost stacked that but my TBR is insane and I was attempting to be good!!! Will be highly interested to see what you think of it. It‘s interesting reading the actual ending to A Moveable Feast in the restored edition, makes him oddly vulnerable in a way his mythos doesn‘t (so I can see why fourth wife would have edited it) and will be interesting against Love & Ruin 😊😊😊 You still basking in the States? 4y
GlassAsDiamonds Damnit .... this is also one of my #13books13weeks books!! 🤦🏻‍♀️😂🤦🏻‍♀️😂🤦🏻‍♀️ 4y
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GlassAsDiamonds
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There may be a quote for just about every moment in A Moveable Feast! 😊👍🏻😊

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GlassAsDiamonds
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Hemmingway does seem to have been rude rather a lot in his later life but his portrait of himself as a eager young man is quite nice 😊 (he‘s referring to Ford Maddox Ford attempting, but probably failing, to insult Belloc. A half a paragraph later, he‘s name dropping Ezra Pound but I suppose if you‘re Ernest Hemingway, you‘re probably allowed!! 😂).

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The Boyfriend's Mom and her Husband are visiting. We, of course, needed to check out City Lights Books. I picked up these gems while we were there and I sincerely hope I'll be in good enough shape to do the literary bike tour soon.

DarcysMom Oooh the literary tour is intriguing! 🤓 4y
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