Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast
Hemingway, Ernest. A Moveable Feast, Sketches of the Author’s Life in Paris. Book Club Edition. 1964. Book is in very good condition; dust jacket is in very good minus condition—jacket shows a few minor repaired tears, rubbing, and light fraying.
In this late in life memoir, Ernest Hemingway recalls how glorious poverty was in 1920s Paris. He laments the theft of his first novel—stolen from the Gare de Lyon—but now understands that it was an expression of youthful naiveté, so its loss is posterity’s gain. He also recalls his friendships with Gertrude Stein and F. Scott Fitzgerald, reciting long ago conversations he had with them verbatim—also posterity’s gain. If Stein and Fitzgerald come off as human rather than legends, then perhaps that is also to the benefit of history.
“Paris was always worth it and you received return for whatever you brought to it. But this is how Paris was in the early days when we were very poor and very happy.”