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A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
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Apr 02, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: travel, nonfiction-bios, favorites
Read in February, 2006

one of my favorite Hemingway books and favorites all around. It's a standard so you should read it anyways, but it also provides entertaining and interesting insight into the young Hemingway and the world of expatriots and literature he was stepping into. In addition, I think it's a wonderful and personal account of Paris in the 20's.

Hemingway has gained such an uber-macho reputation in his later years, but his younger self is much more likeable. Much more open to the possibilities of what lay before him, generally happy, and not the tormented man we see later on. We see him building his reputation and character as a writer/man, and socializing with some of the best writers of the period. Odd to see him looking up to other writers and beginning with self-doubt--very human here and i think it's quite refreshing.

It's a book I will read again and again.
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