Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway's most beloved works. Since Hemingway's personal papers were released in 1979, scholars have examined and debated the changes made to the text before publication. Now this new special restored edition presents the original manuscript as the author prepared it to be ...
Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway's most beloved works. Since Hemingway's personal papers were released in 1979, scholars have examined and debated the changes made to the text before publication. Now this new special restored edition presents the original manuscript as the author prepared it to be published. Featuring a personal foreword by Patrick Hemingway, Ernest's sole surviving son, and an introduction by the editor and grandson of the author, Sean Hemingway, this new edition also includes a number of unfinished, never-before-published Paris sketches revealing experiences that Hemingway had with his son Jack and his first wife, Hadley. Also included are irreverent portraits of other luminaries, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ford Madox Ford, and insightful recollections of his own early experiments with his craft. Sure to excite critics and readers alike, the restored edition of A Moveable Feast brilliantly evokes the exuberant mood of Paris after World War I and the unbridled creativity and enthusiasm that Hemingway himself experienced. In the world of letters it is a unique insight into a great literary generation, by one of the best American writers of the twentieth century.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. First edition, 1964. Scribner's A-3.64 [H] on copyright page. Grey topstain. Book has slight wear at corners, gift inscription running parallelto spin on front pastedown, otherwise unmarked and unworn. Price-clipped DJ has creasing at folds, wear at corners, one chip at top front, some loss at head and tail of spine, but overall intact and bright.
Near Fine in Price Clipped jacket. 2nd printing on verso B-5.64 [H ]'If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast. ' Begun in the autumn of 1957 and published posthumously in 1964, Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast captures what it meant to be young and poor and writing in Paris during the 1920s. A correspondent for the Toronto Star, Hemingway arrived in Paris in 1921, three years after the trauma of the Great War and at the beginning of the transformation of Europe's cultural landscape: Braque and Picasso were experimenting with cubist forms; James Joyce, long living in self-imposed exile from his native Dublin, had just completed Ulysses; Gertude Stein held court at 27 rue de Fleurus, and deemed young Ernest a member of rue génération perdue; and T. S. Eliot was a bank clerk in London. It was during these years that the as-of-yet unpublished young writer gathered the material for his first novel, The Sun Also Rises, and the subsequent masterpieces that followed. Among these small, reflective sketches are unforgettable encounters with the members of Hemingway's slightly rag-tag circle of artists and writers, some also fated to achieve fame and glory, others to fall into obscurity. Here, too, is an evocation of the Paris that Hemingway knew as a young man--a map drawn in his distinct prose of the streets and cafés and bookshops that comprised the city in which he, as a young writer, sometimes struggling against the cold and hunger of near poverty, honed the skills of his craft. A Moveable Feast is at once an elegy to the remarkable group of expatriates that gathered in Paris during the twenties and a testament to the risks and rewards of the writerly life. 2111p. illus. Donor inscription on ffep.
1964, book club edition. (Hardcover) Near fine in very good plus dust jacket. 211pp. The dust jacket has light rubbing where the cloth joins the boards and has very minor edgewear. Locale: Paris. (Fiction)
Fine in fine jacket. LCCN: 64-15441 [4to] 211p. ill. (b/w_full page plates) Fine Antiquarian Condition in dj protected against wear and tear in Brodart Archival Mylar. This June, 1964 BOMC Edition 1] does not have "First printing, A-3.64 [H]" on the copyright page; does not have a price on the dustjacket flaps; 3] does have the phrase "BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB* SELECTION *Trademark of Book-of-the-Month Club" in the first two lines at the top of the front dj flap; and 4] does have the phrase "Book-Of-The-Month Club" in the first line at the top of rear dj flap. Book is clean. Binding is tight and square. The edge of the dustjacket is intact all around, except for slight wear to the tips of the bottom dustjacket flaps. Minor rubbing to the bottom of the front panel. The back panel dj profile photo of a bare headed Hemingway sitting in full length tan winter coat has a manufacturing defect., namely: One half inch in from the photo's right side, at the edge Hemingway's profile is a faint, pixilated vertical line extending from the top of the photo to its lower edge. A second pixilated vertical line, one half inch to the left of the first, intersects the Hemingway profile at the back of his head, neck and long coat at the shoulder. Otherwise Fine Antiquarian Condition in dj protected against wear and tear in Brodart Archival Mylar.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1964. First edition (A-3.64 [H] on copyright page). Hardcover. 211 pp. Very good, in a very good unclipped jacket. Slight bow to front board, can be corrected. Else near fine. Jacket has light edge wear with foxing to some upper edges of interior. Book store sticker to bottom left of rear panel.
Uncommon UK PROOF of this Hemingway book. Title to wrappers is 'A Movable Feast'. Good overall with some page tanning, with some light wear and darkening to spine. Jonathan Cape 1964. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0.
Very Good+ in Very Good jacket. Cloth-backed paper over boards; dust jacket; 8vo; pp. , 211, plus b/w plates. From the Hemingway family library, inscribed on the FFEP: "For Gayle Hemingway Jepson Schnack, from her mother Ursula Hemingway Jepson, written by her uncle, Ernest Miller Hemingway / August 14th, 1964." Cloth a bit scuffed on front joint; spine tips and corners very lightly rubbed; some very faint foxing on endpaper and along edges of text block. A bright, clean copy, in VG+ dust jacket, with some light chipping along the edges. An appealing family provenance.
But picks up as he describes in detail how he sees and view things.. it made me want to visit Europe and enjoy all that he spoke of, places he visit, foods he ate and drinks he drank! It was exciting! and who knows maybe one day I'll do the same. :-)
Apr 12, 2012
I wanted to look at Paris through Hemingway's eyes. I was not disappointed.
Dec 29, 2011
I purchased this book for my husband for Christmas and he was thrilled. The book is in very good condition, with the exception of written notes on the pages of the book from its former owner. My husband was not perturbed by this, however, as he thought it rather interesting to view her thinking about the subject at hand.
Dec 2, 2010
Hemingway wrote this autobiographical tour of Paris some time before he died; it was published posthumously by his widow, Mary.
A movable feast is an expression Hemingway used often in his earlier works, such as Across the River and Into the Trees--published in 1950. "Happiness is a movable feast." "Next Saturday is a movable feast," and "If you're 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 movable feast." Here Hem takes you on a guided tour of the places in Paris, mostly clean and well lighted, where the food was good and cheap and where he could drink and write the bits of overheard conversation you'll find in his novels and stories. Having been in Paris as a young man, reading this book was quite moving.
Oct 21, 2010
this is a classic Hemingway if you like his books i would defifnitley read this one,
Publishers Weekly, 2009-09-28 This restored version of Hemingway's posthumously published memoir has been revised to reflect the author's original intentions. The result is less a fluid narrative than an academic exercise, with the bulk of the story-Hemingway's travels, escapades, encounters with other writers like F. Scott Fitzgerald-followed by material read by his son and grandson, and some additional sketches and fragments excluded from the final draft. John Bedford Lloyd is faced with the burden of providing a passable version of Hemingway's voice and largely succeeds, but it's much more satisfying to listen to Hemingway's son Patrick, and his grandson Sean, who, in addition to sharing their own reminiscences, offer a hint of what Papa himself might have sounded like. A Scribner hardcover. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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