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May 2003 - Hemingway's Paris

Ernest Hemingway moved to Paris with his wife Hadley in 1921. He worked there as the European correspondent for the Toronto Daily Star, while making connections with writers and artists and striving to become a published fiction writer. In his book A Moveable Feast, published posthumously in 1964, Hemingway recounts his experiences during those years in Paris and writes about the people he met. While his prose is exuberant and nostalgic, it gives little insight into Paris and the French. Rather, the book is largely about how Hemingway reacted emotionally to the city. It gives amusing anecdotes about a number of the quite odd people (most of whom were American) that he encountered and befriended.

Paris Panorama Newsletters for 2003