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Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast (Scribner Classic) PDF

By Ernest Hemingway

ISBN-10: 0020519605

ISBN-13: 9780020519607

Hemingway's thoughts of his lifestyles as an unknown author residing in Paris within the Nineteen Twenties are deeply own, warmly affectionate and entire of wit. He remembers the time while, bad, satisfied and writing in cafes, he came across his vocation.

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It is inflated trash, hemingway. ' 'I like to see what they are writing,' i said. H. Lawrence,' i said. 'he wrote some very good short stories, one called the prussian officer'. 'I tried to read his novels. he's impossible. he's pathetic and preposterous. ' 'I liked sons and lovers and the white peacock' I said. 'maybe that not so well. ' I had never heard of her, and miss stein loaned me the lodger, that marvellous story of jack the ripper and another book about murder at a place outside paris that could only be enghien-les-bains.

I don't know that quarter. we eat at home. ' 'Wait until you see if i pay you,' i said. ' 'Don't read too fast,' she said. Home in the rue cardinal lemoine was a two-room flat that had no hot water and no inside toilet facilities except an antiseptic container, not uncomfortable to anyone who was used to a michigan outhouse. with a fine view and a good mattress and springs for a comfortable bed on the floor, and pictures we liked on the walls, it was a cheerful, gay flat. when i got there with the books i told my wife about the wonderful place i had found.

I had been stupid about other things too. it was all part of the fight against poverty that you never win except by not spending. especially if you buy pictures instead of clothes. but then we did not think ever of ourselves as poor. we did not accept it. we thought we were superior people and other people that we looked down on and rightly mistrusted were rich. it had never seemed strange to me to wear sweatshirts for underwear to keep warm. it only seemed odd to the rich. we ate well and cheaply and drank well and cheaply and slept well and warm together and loved each other.

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