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A Moveable Feast

Posted on January 28, 2016 at 9:56 AM

While reading a professional journal I happened upon a reference to Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast that intrigued me. Of course the library owns it, so I checked it out, not sure what to expect. I'd read some Hemingway fiction before (The Sun Also Rises, The Old Man and the Sea), but this is autobiographical - a collection of essays on his years as a struggling, poor newlywed in and around 1920's Paris.

The reader experiences firsthand Hemingway's writing process, personal habits, and post-Great War Paris. He writes of his adoration of his first wife, Hadley, and relationships with other authors, including F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein. Hemingway's style is sparse, honest, and often laugh out loud sarcastic. I tremendously enjoyed Hemingway's style (especially the snark), the opportunity to see his process, and feel as if I were sitting in a bohemian Parisian cafe almost a century ago.

Tags: Book Reviews
Category: Staff Picks


Written by Teresa Dustman

I’m Teresa Dustman, and I’m the Circulation Manager here at WCPL. If you come into the library with any frequency you know my face from the front desk (because I feel like I live out there!). When I’m not at the front desk I’m at my desk behind the window, working to make your library experience exceptional. During those hours that I’m away from the library I love to walk, jog, bike, kayak (anything enjoying God’s nature), travel, and spend time with my family and friends.

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