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message 1: by Clif (new)

Clif Hostetler I've just come across this non-fiction book (Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation: A History of Literary Paris in the Twenties and Thirties) that covers the same time period as The Paris Wife and may be of interest to those who wish to learn more about this era. The following is a short review of the Sylvia Beach book from the PageADay Book Lover's Calendar for 6/18/2012.

A LIFE
Literary Paris in the 1920s and ’30s, rendered in what The New York Times called “the best and most complete history of that important period.” That period when Joyce, Hemingway, and Pound all hung out at Shakespeare and Co., Sylvia Beach’s storied Parisian bookshop. This clear-eyed and exhaustive bio of Beach and her literary idols fills in the gaps left by the legends.
SYLVIA BEACH AND THE LOST GENERATION: A HISTORY OF LITERARY PARIS IN THE TWENTIES AND THIRTIES , by Noel Riley Fitch (W. W. Norton, 1985)


message 2: by Clif (last edited Dec 26, 2017 04:14AM) (new)

Clif Hostetler After posting the above comment I have become aware that there are many accounts of Hadley's life and that time in Paris. The following is from Wikipedia:

Hemingway's memoir A Moveable Feast captures the years Hadley and Hemingway lived in Paris during the early to mid-1920s. The memoir was not published until 1964, three years after Hemingway's death. In the memoir, Hemingway writes about his marriage to Hadley and their life together in Paris in the early to mid 1920s.

After they separated and divorced in Paris, Hadley saw her first husband only once again—she and Mowrer ran into him while vacationing in Wyoming. She lived to be 87, and a 1992 book is devoted to her life. However, when she left her marriage to Hemingway, she left behind the publicity. She died on January 22, 1979 in Lakeland, Florida.

In 1992, the definitive biography of Hadley Richardson, Hadley by Gioia Diliberto, was published. The book, which was based on extensive research including the author's exclusive access to a series of taped conversations with Richardson, was reissued in 2011 as Paris Without End: The True Story of Hemingway's First Wife. In 2011 a book entitled The Paris Wife: A Novel by Paula McLain was published, telling the entire story of Hadley Richardson's relationship with Hemingway in "her voice." Although declared as a work of fiction, the narrative was faithful to the facts as known.


message 3: by Clif (new)

Clif Hostetler Below is a link to my review of "The Sun Also Rises" which I read because of the interest raised in me by "The Paris Wife."
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 4: by Joy H. (new)

Joy H. Clif, thanks for a great review! I will refer to it in my own review.


message 5: by Clif (new)

Clif Hostetler Joy H. wrote: "Clif, thanks for a great review! I will refer to it in my own review."

Thanks for your kind words.


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