to be young and in love … in Paris

A Moveable Feast has been on my must-read list for years but some books I have to be in a certain mood to enjoy. I’ve been in the mood for Paris all summer and have read several books having to do with life in Paris so I thought now was a good time to start on Hemingway. I really don’t know much about him. I haven’t read any of his other books. So this memoir was really my introduction to him and I’m intrigued. He makes being young, poor, and in love in Paris seem like the ideal life. I’m sure Paris has changed a lot since then but his writing invokes a feeling of longing for what was. Not just his marriage and his first love, but the life they had before he became published, when they lived off of his meager earnings. Life is simple when you have less. I’m starting to think it is happier as well. I sighed when I finished, imagining Hadley at the train station and added The Sun Also Rises (the first book he published) to my must-read list.


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