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A Moveable Feast

by Ernest Hemingway
Read by James Naughton

Simon & Schuster Audio | June 1, 2006 | Audio Book (CD)

A Moveable Feast is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5.
"If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast."

-- ERNEST HEMINGWAY TO A FRIEND, 1950

Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway''s most beloved works. It is his classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s, filled with irreverent portraits of other expatriate luminaries such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein; tender memories of his first wife, Hadley; and insightful recollections of his own early experiments with his craft. It is a literary feast, brilliantly evoking the exuberant mood of Paris after World War I and the youthful spirit, unbridled creativity, and unquenchable enthusiasm that Hemingway himself epitomized.

Ernest Hemingway did more to change the style of English prose than any other writer in the twentieth century, and for his efforts he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1954. Hemingway wrote in short, declarative sentences and was known for his tough, terse prose. Publication of The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms immediately established Ernest Hemingway as one of the greatest literary lights of the twentieth century. As part of the expatriate community in 1920s Paris, the former journalist and World War I ambulance driver began a career that lead to international fame. Hemingway was an aficionado of bullfighting and big-game hunting, and his main protagonists were always men and women of courage and conviction, who suffered unseen scars, both physical and emotional. He covered the Spanish Civil War, portraying it in fiction in his brilliant novel For Whom the Bell Tolls, and he subsequently covered World War II. His classic novella The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. He died in 1961.

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 5.2 × 5.7 × 1.1 in

Published: June 1, 2006

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0743564391

ISBN - 13: 9780743564397

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from "If you are lucky enough to have lived in paris..." Appealing to lovers of travel and writing, but also to anybody who has ever wished to escape into an alternate world (one peopled with vastly interesting characters and quirky Paris haunts), I read this at 17 and found myself immersed in the cozy, literary world of Ernest Hemingway.
Date published: 2009-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No Hemingway restoration here... I will NOT be buying the restord version of this wonderful book. The original, for me, stands as the way it ought to be. One does not go back and revise, or as the publisher called it: "restore" a book just because some didtant relative decides it's insulting to one of their family members. I call Bullshit, along with Hotcher, who knew Hemingway and read the original manuscript before it was published. Let it be.
Date published: 2009-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful read Here is a book where Hemingway displays his natural and easy prose style, while keeping the reader constantly engaged with his witty and warm memory of a time, a place, and a group of people in the past. This is a book for the literature-lover, who would be delighted at this leisurely but charming read. This is a book for the gourmet, for food and drink was a central feature of Hemingway's (or, perhaps, anyone's) life in Paris. This is a book for travellers, because you can virtually see Paris in the 1920s come alive again, with all the elegances of Pont Neuf and the Quays. Literally a moveable feast, this volume is worth possessing, bringing around in your coat pocket, and reading again and again when you feel your life is getting stagnant.
Date published: 2000-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful book Hemingway`s memories of his life as an unknown writer in Paris in the 1920s is something of the best he has written. The prose is so simple and beautiful and gives a powerful reflection of his genius. The atmosphere of Paris is intense, the descriptions of scenes and characters so vivid. Read it and let Hemingway take your breath away -to Paris and the 1920s.
Date published: 1999-06-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Terrific! Whether a Hemingway fan or not this a must read. I love his subtle sense of humour. It is a wonderful classic.
Date published: 1999-06-05

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A Moveable Feast

by Ernest Hemingway
Read by James Naughton

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 5.2 × 5.7 × 1.1 in

Published: June 1, 2006

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0743564391

ISBN - 13: 9780743564397

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Chapter One Then there was the bad weather. It would come in one day when the fall was over. We would have to shut the windows in the night against the rain and the cold wind would strip the leaves from the trees in the Place Contrescarpe. The leaves lay sodden in the rain and the wind drove the rain against the big green autobus at the terminal and the Café des Amateurs was crowded and the windows misted over from the heat and the smoke inside. It was a sad, evilly run café where the drunkards of the quarter crowded together and I kept away from it because of the smell of dirty bodies and the sour smell of drunkenness. The men and women who frequented the Amateurs stayed drunk all of the time, or all of the time they could afford it, mostly on wine which they bought by the half-liter or liter. Many strangely named apéritifs were advertised, but few people could afford them except as a foundation to build their wine drunks on. The women drunkards were called poivrottes which meant female rummies. The Café des Amateurs was the cesspool of the rue Mouffetard, that wonderful narrow crowded market street which led into the Place Contrescarpe. The squat toilets of the old apartment houses, one by the side of the stairs on each floor with the two cleated cement shoe-shaped elevations on each side of the aperture so a locataire would not slip, emptied into cesspools which were emptied by pumping into horse-drawn tank wagons at night. In the summer
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"If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast."

-- ERNEST HEMINGWAY TO A FRIEND, 1950

Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway''s most beloved works. It is his classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s, filled with irreverent portraits of other expatriate luminaries such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein; tender memories of his first wife, Hadley; and insightful recollections of his own early experiments with his craft. It is a literary feast, brilliantly evoking the exuberant mood of Paris after World War I and the youthful spirit, unbridled creativity, and unquenchable enthusiasm that Hemingway himself epitomized.

Ernest Hemingway did more to change the style of English prose than any other writer in the twentieth century, and for his efforts he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1954. Hemingway wrote in short, declarative sentences and was known for his tough, terse prose. Publication of The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms immediately established Ernest Hemingway as one of the greatest literary lights of the twentieth century. As part of the expatriate community in 1920s Paris, the former journalist and World War I ambulance driver began a career that lead to international fame. Hemingway was an aficionado of bullfighting and big-game hunting, and his main protagonists were always men and women of courage and conviction, who suffered unseen scars, both physical and emotional. He covered the Spanish Civil War, portraying it in fiction in his brilliant novel For Whom the Bell Tolls, and he subsequently covered World War II. His classic novella The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. He died in 1961.

About the Author

Ernest Miller Hemingway was born in the family home in Oak Park, Ill., on July 21, 1899. In high school, Hemingway enjoyed working on The Trapeze, his school newspaper, where he wrote his first articles. Upon graduation in the spring of 1917, Hemingway took a job as a cub reporter for the Kansas City Star. After a short stint in the U.S. Army as a volunteer Red Cross ambulance driver in Italy, Hemingway moved to Paris, and it was here that Hemingway began his well-documented career as a novelist. Hemingway's first collection of short stories and vignettes, entitled In Our Time, was published in 1925. His first major novel, The Sun Also Rises, the story of American and English expatriates in Paris and on excursion to Pamplona, immediately established him as one of the great prose stylists and preeminent writers of his time. In this book, Hemingway quotes Gertrude Stein, "You are all a lost generation," thereby labeling himself and other expatriate writers, including Scott Fitzgerald, T.S. Eliot, and Ford Madox Ford. Other novels written by Hemingway include: A Farewell To Arms, the story, based in part on Hemingway's life, of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse; For Whom the Bell Tolls, the story of an American who fought, loved, and died with the guerrillas in the mountains of Spain; and To Have and Have Not, about an honest man forced into running contraband between Cuba and Key West. Non-fiction includes Green Hill
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Editorial Reviews

"The first thing to say about the ''restored'' edition so ably and attractively produced by Patrick and Seán Hemingway is that it does live up to its billing . . . well worth having."--Christopher Hitchens, The Atlantic