Saturday, July 21, 2012

Ernest Hemingway


Ernest Miller Hemingway was born 21 July 1899. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections and two non-fiction works. Three novels, four collections of short stories and three non-fiction works were published posthumously. A foreign correspondant for American papers, he lived in Paris, near place de la Contrescarpe, for one and a half year with his first wife Hadley (plaque). Details in wikipedia. His apprenticeship as a young writer in Paris during the 1920s are the subject of his memoirs A Moveable Feast, published posthumously; some of the later prominent people who are featured in his memoirs include Aleister Crowley, Ezra Pound, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ford Madox Ford, Hilaire Belloc, Pascin, John Dos Passos, Wyndham Lewis, James Joyce and Gertrude Stein. He stayed in Paris an number of times thereafter. Most notably, he was present at the Liberation of Paris on 25 August 1944.
Ernest Hemingway | Ernest Hemingway aboard his yacht around 1950 (wikimedia.org)
Ernest Hemingway | Ernest Hemingway aboard his yacht around 1950 (wikimedia.org)
Plaque: 74, rue du Cardinal Lemoine
De janvier 1922 à août 1923 a vécu, au troisième étage de cet immeuble, avec Hadley, son épouse, l'écrivain américain Ernest Hemingway, 1899-1961. Le quartier, qu'il aimait par dessus tout, fut le véritable lieu de naissance de son œuvre et du style dépouillé qui la caractérise. Cet Américain à Paris entretenait desrelations familières avec ses voisins, notamment le patron du bal-musette attenant. "…Tel était le Paris de notre jeunesse, au temps où nous étions très pauvres et très heureux." Ernest Hemingway (Paris est une fête). Association la Mémoire des Lieux
The American writer Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), and his wife Hadley, lived on the third floor of this building from January 1922 to August 1923. The neighborhood, which he loved above all, was the real birthplace of his work and its so characteristically plain style. This American in Paris maintained familiar relations with its neighbors, including the owner of adjoining bal-musette. "... This was the Paris of our youth, at a time when we were very poor and very happy." Ernest Hemingway (A Moveable Feast). Association La Mémoire des lieux.

Wikipédia fr:Ernest Hemingway
Wikipedia En:Ernest Hemingway
Copyrights: Images hotlinked from Wikipedia Commons retain their licences. All other pictures are CC-BY-NC-SA, Serendiparis, 2001-2012