Sunday, May 30, 2010

Book Review

"A Moveable Feast" by Ernest Hemingway
My grade: B+

If you like Hemingway, you must read this book. This is a series of sketches about his early days in Paris. It provides so much insight into the kind of person he was, you fall in love with him in a whole different way, and grow to understand his writing in a whole different light. I was likewise really captivated by the other writers, poets and artists Hemingway was friends with at the time, and to hear him describe them.

If you are a writer, you should read this book.


  1. Inna,

    I haven't read it but it sounds interesting. Does the text go into Hemmingway's interactions with Gertrude Stein and what influences her form of literary cubism may have had on his writing?


  2. Hi Mohamed,

    Nice to 'see' you here again!

    Actually, there is a significant amount of information about Gertrude Stein in this book, and her interactions with Hemingway. I would say, though, that the text says much more about Stein's character rather than her influences on Hemingway. Interpolations can nonetheless be made :)

    I highly recommend this book to you!