A Moveable Feast By Ernest Hemingway

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Ernest Hemingway was an exemplary writer who tragically took his own life July of 1961, 3 years before the publication of his last writing, a memoir titled A Moveable Feast in 1964. His memoir was published posthumously by his wife and widow, Mary Hemingway through editing his manuscripts and notes. His book is a collection of reflections of his experiences and observations in 1920’s Paris which he wrote 40 years later. In this writing he provides information such as cafe names and specific bookstores that can still be found in modern Paris. His memoir ultimately glamorizes Paris, France. In this book, Hemingway describes his struggles as a writer, while romanticising Paris, producing this love letter to the city of light. A moveable Feast is a religious holiday that falls on a different date each year like easter. In the context of the title of Hemingway 's memoir, it is meant to uncloak Paris as just that: a moveable feast. Hemingway writes in the forward, “If you are 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 moveable feast.” Paris is a moveable feast as people are able to carry the lessons and memories of Paris through their life despite place, time, or date. This metaphor he uses reveals the ability for one to take what they have learned anywhere they go. Hemingway treasures this power Paris gave to him.
The journey through Hemingway 's Paris is filled with both company and…
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