Hemingway’s Paris memoir rises to No 1 in France following terror attacks
With a French title meaning Paris Is a Celebration, A Moveable Feast is selling thousands of copies as an emblem of cultural defiance
“’If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast,’ wrote Ernest Hemingway in his memoir about his time in the city during the 1920s. Half a century later, it has shot to the top of French book charts in the wake of last week’s attacks on the city.” Article by Alison Flood.
I’ve only been to Paris once and it was as a young man. But Hemingway’s right. It never left my memory even though I never could afford to go back. Interesting to see the novel so high on the charts. I haven’t read it for years: perhaps I should read it again.
The book was published posthumously in 1964 by Mary Hemingway.