Moveable Feast

by Ernest Hemingway | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0099909405 Global Overview for this book
Registered by 42again of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on 7/31/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by 42again from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Bought in Quillan.

Journal Entry 2 by 42again at Quillan, Languedoc-Roussillon France on Monday, September 17, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (9/17/2018 UTC) at Quillan, Languedoc-Roussillon France

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Posted to bookcrosser in Angleterre.

Journal Entry 3 by ETMadrid at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 25, 2018
How fantastic. I hope I can read this very soon, as I have recently returned from a few days in central Paris where I was for the first time in a long time - I used to live there and now have parents-in-law in the 'burbs, but nothing beats being right in the thick of things! Thank you SO much 42again - I am hugely grateful!! And thank you for the lovely stickers that will definitely go to good use!

Journal Entry 4 by ETMadrid at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 01, 2019
I loved this - thank you! I was nearly finished reading "The Mayflower Pilgrims" when i went and left that book in a pub. This was the book that I picked up in the interim. So I was reading about Hemingway's flâneries by the Seine just when Notre Dame went up in flames... I really loved all the insight into being a writer as much as the nostalgia for days gone by in Paris. Some things haven't changed so much but a lot has... It is quite a historic document in some ways. What a life he led, with the horses, the dogs, the cafés, the skiing, the bullfights in Spain... even if some of it was spent in penury. There is a paragraph near the end that I read to my husband this morning, as it could describe one or two of our least likeable politicians at the moment. The description of the pilot fish on p124.

Journal Entry 5 by ETMadrid at Rotherhithe, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, May 04, 2019

Released 6 mos ago (5/3/2019 UTC) at Rotherhithe, Greater London United Kingdom

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This will be travelling to Toulouse with a dear friend staying with his who is now a bookcrosser!

Journal Entry 6 by PhVl at Rotherhithe, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 08, 2019
Very aptly caught on the fly while staying at ETMadrid's place, this book by an american author celebrating Paris. Always happy to have the opportunity to read Hemingway's english.

Journal Entry 7 by PhVl at Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées France on Monday, July 29, 2019
My guess is that Hemingway was a certainly difficult but above all complex character and that this book shows but tiny details of it : the young, ambitious, gruff, hard-working and poor Hemingway. It's a lot about him and his work and some famous friends, some more about his wife at the time, and the son they already had who is hardly mentioned before the final chapter. Now is a different time and (one may think) even a different country from what Hemingway knew, but it seems he was young and happy the way people still are (or still were back in the nineties before social networking). Hemingway wishes to thank Paris for these good memories but I am not sure Paris has much to do with it. Maybe everyone feels that the place where one was once young and happy was the best place to be back then. On the other hand, Hemingway does not seem to have been poor the way people still are nowadays. It appears that in the twenties poor people could live near Pantheon, afford a nurse and a maid and spend holidays alternatively touring in Spain from plaza de toros to plaza de toros, enjoying farniente in Italy or skiing in Austria. Those were the times… Maybe in the end the reason why this book may be a must-read is if you are a writer yourself, for the lines about working strength, discipline, and how hunger may sharpen your inspiration and vision.

Journal Entry 8 by Nell-Lu at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 06, 2019
Thank you, PhVl, for sending me this wishlist book! I'm very much looking forward to reading it.

Journal Entry 9 by Nell-Lu at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, October 12, 2019
What an interesting read! I enjoyed this glimpse into Hemmingway's memories. Thanks again, PhVl, for the wishlist RABCK.

I haven't yet decided how to pass on this book; I'll make a release entry when I send it out into the world!

Journal Entry 10 by Nell-Lu at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Released 3 wks ago (10/16/2019 UTC) at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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I'm sending this to Andrea99 as a wishlist RABCK. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 11 by Andrea99 at Brighton & Hove, East Sussex United Kingdom on Friday, October 18, 2019
Received in the mail today as a granted wishlist book!! Thank you!

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