Ernest Hemingway: A Moveable Feast

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A Moveable Feast (1964) was the first of Ernest Hemingway's posthumous publications, edited into final form by his widow, Mary Hemingway, who claimed to have done virtually nothing to the manuscript except correcting the spelling of some Paris street names. That claim, however, has been questioned in the years since the book's publication. A Moveable Feast is a memoir of Hemingway's early days in Paris, introduced by a preface in which the author tells the reader that, if he or she wishes, “the book may be regarded as fiction”. This disclaimer (and several similar statements that exist among the manuscripts) may have been intended to deflect criticism that Hemingway anticipated because of his acidulous portraits of …

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Fleming, Robert E.. "A Moveable Feast". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 September 2002
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