Hemingway's classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s, published for the first time as he intended - from the Nobel Prize-winning author of A Farewell To Arms.
Ernest Miller Hemingway was born in Chicago in 1899 as the son of a doctor and the second of six children. After a stint as an ambulance driver at the Italian front, Hemingway came home to America in 1919, only to return to the battlefield - this time as a reporter on the Greco-Turkish war - in 1922. Resigning from journalism to focus on his writing instead, he moved to Paris where he renewed his earlier friendship with fellow American expatriates such as Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein. Through the years, Hemingway travelled widely and wrote avidly, becoming an internationally recognized literary master of his craft. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954, following the publication of The Old Man and the Sea. He died in 1961.
The Paris sketches are absolutely controlled, far enough removed in
time so that the scenes and characters are observed in
tranquillity, and yet with astonishing immediacy - his remarkable
gift - so that many have the hard brilliance of his best fiction *
New York Herald Tribune *
The first thing to say about the 'restored' edition so ably and attractively produced by Patrick and Sean Hemingway is that it does live up to its billing . . . well worth having * Christopher Hitchens, "The Atlantic" *