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Paris avec extra Fromage,
This review is from: A Moveable Feast (Mass Market Paperback)
Evoking in writing the spirit of Paris in the 1920s, like Soho of the 1950s, it is always going to be difficult (as a knowing 21st century reader) not to see cliches in the landscape or become weary of the numerous chance encounters with literary icons. Hemingway manages to capture a Paris that we would all like to believe once existed.
However, a word of warning. Some of the dialogue is so cheesy as to jar heavily with our modern sensibilities. If you can stomach this excerpt from the 'Shakespeare and Company' chapter, there is much to enjoy in this book.
"We'll come home and eat here and have a lovely meal and drink Beaune from the co-operative you can see right out of the window there with the price of the Beaune in the window. And afterwards we'll read and then go to bed and make love"
"And never love anyone else but each other"
Thank goodness for postmodernism.