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Like Ernest Hemingway, Rose Fortini thinks of her life as a moveable feast. A fan of the American writer’s fiction, Rose Fortini enjoys reading stories about Hemingway’s life in Paris in the 1920s. The discovery of several notebooks from his days in Paris served as the motivation for Hemingway to write A Moveable Feast. The recovery of the journals from the basement of the Ritz Hotel provided the material that Hemingway would use to complete the stories, written mainly in Cuba near the end of his life. Published three years after his death, A Moveable Feast has become an icon for anyone, like Rose Fortini, who visualizes the bohemian life of an artist. Telling the story of a young writer’s life in Paris between the wars, A Moveable Feast features observations and anecdotes about many of the writers and artists that Rose Fortini has come to enjoy. Focusing on F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, John Dos Passos, and the artist Jules Pascin, Ernest Hemingway created an intimate record of one of the art world’s most productive eras. Known for the descriptions of the restaurants, shops, and bars that Ernest Hemingway frequented, A Moveable Feast is as much an account of the gastronomic life as it is a memoir about writers and painters. Rose Fortini enjoys the sections of the book that describe the food and beverages that Hemingway enjoyed while living in Paris. Whether Hemingway was writing about ordering oysters at a café on the Place Saint-Michel or downing pommes a l’huile from the Brasserie Lipps, A Moveable Feast is not a book to read on an empty stomach.

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Jan 1957Present

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