Friday, February 12, 2010

Neil Pearson's six best books

The actor (Bridget Jones's Diary, Fever Pitch) and author Neil Pearson named his six best books for the Daily Express.

One title on the list:
A Moveable Feast
by Ernest Hemingway

Like Orson Welles, Hemingway never equalled the beginning of his career except here. A collection of essays about the time he spent in the Paris of the Twenties, the book sighs with love for the city, for the people he knew there and heartbreakingly for the person he used to be. Hemingway committed suicide before the book was published.
Read about the other books on Pearson's list.

A Moveable Feast made Diana Souhami's top ten list of "books about Paris and London lesbians in the early 20th century" and Laura Landro's five best list of books about travel; it is a book to which Russell Banks always returns.

--Marshal Zeringue