Posted by: patriciamar | March 27, 2016

The Sun Also Rises for A Moveable Feast

Next is “A Moveable Feast.”  This one is going to be short and sweet, since I’ve already given an intro to Hemingway, and reviewed “After the Storm” earlier in the month as well!  Plus, I’m struggling with this full month of reviews.  At the start of a new quarter, I’m pressed for time and I feel a little worn.  I just want to read!  Anyway…

“A Moveable Feast” is interesting because it was published post-mortem.  For that reason, it’s a little more diary-like, a little less conventionally organized, and well, it’s not a novel.  Still, I think that the text in this book captured much of what I love about Hemingway.

He was a traveler, and he wrote description, vivid description, so well.  He could easily take me away to a place, which of course I’d never been, and then link me with that spot forever.  When I visited Spain after reading “The Sun Also Rises,” I felt at home, like I’d been there before, and I appreciated the strange cultural differences such as the romantic depressed aura, the incessant smoking, and of course, bull fighting and ham.

People love to hate Hemingway, but I just love to love him.

 

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