Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Quoteworthy: The Paris Wife


"What do you mean to do?" 
"Make literary history, I guess." 
 {The conversation between Ernest Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley, when they met.}

The Paris Wife, Paula McLain

7 comments:

Joanna Galbraith said...

So would you recommend The Paris Wife? I've recently been reading A Moveable Feast, and it's made me interested in reading The Paris Wife. I'd love to hear what you think of the book!

M.C. Sommers said...

I am a little torn on whether or not I would recommend it. The writing is incredible. And it's so interesting to read about Ernest Hemingway as a writer before he was really famous. BUT, the ending is depressing. There are also a few very short but slightly inappropriate moments. I would recommend it with those two warnings. :)

I saw Midnight in Paris a few months ago and now I'm totally into that period with Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein and the Fitzgeralds. I really want to read about Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald next. I've heard their story is so entertaining.

Nate said...

Love the quote-- I think it should be your motto for life. With how talented you are you could definitely do it. Also, cool photo, you got skills all around :)

Brenda said...

That's what I was going to ask you - if you liked the book. I've read the sample on my kindle, but am torn over whether I should order it up or not. Thanks for the insight.

Alisha Erin said...

that is amazing.

Margaret said...

I love the quote, and this picture is AMAZING. I kept reading the rest of that conversation on that page because it was so intriguing. Great context. "I thought poets were quiet and shrinking and afraid of sunlight." Hilarious!

Meg said...

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