Friday, December 30, 2011

Five notable books on Americans in Paris

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five books on Americans in Paris:
A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition
by Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway decamped from Chicago to Paris in 1921 and quickly fell in with the expat literary scene ensconced there, mingling with the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ford Maddox Ford, Ezra Pound, and Gertrude Stein. Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast captures those heady days between the wars in a memoir of the Nobel laureate's travels, escapades, and maturation as a writer. The descriptions of his famous friends are intimate snapshots of historical figures who we otherwise know only from the cold remove of reverence.
Read about the other books on the list.

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

--Marshal Zeringue