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by Parlez
Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: A Moveable Feast
Topic: AMF Question #18 ~ Zelda
Replies: 11
Views: 1410

Re: AMF Question #18 ~ Zelda

gemini wrote:Of course a little AAA would have went a long way in helping them out.

Well, AAA certainly would've helped them out with the mess they made with their car! :biglaugh:
But I bet you mean AA, yes?
by Parlez
Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: A Moveable Feast
Topic: AMF Question #17 ~ Ms. Stein & an Announcement
Replies: 19
Views: 2264

Re: AMF Question #17 ~ Ms. Stein & an Announcement

Interesting, Liz! I never got the impression Hemingway was naive about homosexuality. He mentioned to Miss Stein on a couple of occasions that he had been approached by gay men in the past. Something about needing to carry a weapon to use against such men, to let them know in no uncertain terms wher...
by Parlez
Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: A Moveable Feast
Topic: AMF Question #18 ~ Zelda
Replies: 11
Views: 1410

Re: AMF Question #18 ~ Zelda

Anybody read, or see, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil? There are some good examples of Southern Manners there me thinks. Under those genteel Southern facades beat extraordinarily malicious hearts - bless their hearts! :lol: Ah Zelda...what was she - victim or perpetrator? Hemingway certainly...
by Parlez
Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: A Moveable Feast
Topic: It's the anniversary of the birth of Arthur Rimbaud
Replies: 38
Views: 4733

Re: It's the anniversary of the birth of Arthur Rimbaud

Aye, I was making a joke there, gemini. I was being...what's the word...?
Not egregious.... Oh yes! Facetious! :grin:
by Parlez
Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:33 am
Forum: A Moveable Feast
Topic: It's the anniversary of the birth of Arthur Rimbaud
Replies: 38
Views: 4733

Re: It's the anniversary of the birth of Arthur Rimbaud

Whoa, Dia! You've got your hands full! I can't imagine trying to read Shantaram and Parallel Worlds at the same time! (Although, now that I think about it, they may have more in common than meets the eye!) I haven't read Many Lives Many Masters, but it sounds like a heavy tome too. Maybe a little Ri...
by Parlez
Sat Nov 01, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: A Moveable Feast
Topic: It's the anniversary of the birth of Arthur Rimbaud
Replies: 38
Views: 4733

Re: It's the anniversary of the birth of Arthur Rimbaud

Thanks, Endora! But I'm confused by the reference to your 'other Mr D' who is/was apparently enamored of Rimbaud and Verlaine. Are you talking about Johnny, or someone else? Just curious!
by Parlez
Sat Nov 01, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: A Moveable Feast
Topic: It's the anniversary of the birth of Arthur Rimbaud
Replies: 38
Views: 4733

Re: It's the anniversary of the birth of Arthur Rimbaud

Oooh, thanks for the book tip, dia! I'll look for that Henry Miller title the next time I'm at the library! I perused the Rimbaud book by Schmidt at Barnes&Noble yesterday and it looked like a keeper, though I didn't buy it. But I might. I particularly liked reading some of Rimbaud's letters, an...
by Parlez
Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:59 am
Forum: A Moveable Feast
Topic: AMF Question #17 ~ Ms. Stein & an Announcement
Replies: 19
Views: 2264

Re: AMF Question #17 ~ Ms. Stein & an Announcement

Good point, Buster! Gertie seemed to work quite hard at being seen as a masculine presence. I can imagine it would be 'icky' to have such a person be revealed as 'feminine'. And I also get the impression, from previous snippets of conversations between Hemingway and Stein, that Ernest was concerned ...
by Parlez
Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: A Moveable Feast
Topic: It's the anniversary of the birth of Arthur Rimbaud
Replies: 38
Views: 4733

Re: It's the anniversary of the birth of Arthur Rimbaud

Oh good! I'm glad your opinion of him is better from reading his works and letters, etc.. That's cool! It's too bad the film didn't capture the more humane aspects of his sensitive soul...but from what I gather Verlaine was a real piece of work; not easy to contend with. So maybe he brought out the ...
by Parlez
Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:49 pm
Forum: A Moveable Feast
Topic: AMF Question #17 ~ Ms. Stein & an Announcement
Replies: 19
Views: 2264

Re: AMF Question #17 ~ Ms. Stein & an Announcement

Yes, I think in the beginning Hemingway very much deferred to Miss Stein, making himself useful to her by proof reading her manuscript and reading it aloud to her (as she required), and getting it ready for publication. He actually helped her connect with a publisher too, if you believe his side of ...
by Parlez
Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: A Moveable Feast
Topic: It's the anniversary of the birth of Arthur Rimbaud
Replies: 38
Views: 4733

Re: It's the anniversary of the birth of Arthur Rimbaud

Well, I had NO luck today finding either the movie or any books of Rimbaud's poetry (or Verlaine's for that matter). Shame on Blockbuster; shame on my public library! :mad: Thanks for your movie review, Gemini. I want to see it more than ever now! I'm a big fan of Leonardo's - I've never been disapp...
by Parlez
Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: A Moveable Feast
Topic: AMF Question #17 ~ Ms. Stein & an Announcement
Replies: 19
Views: 2264

Re: AMF Question #17 ~ Ms. Stein & an Announcement

Okay, I just reread the chapter called A Strange Enough Ending and got reminded that Hemingway was pretty clear (albeit puzzled) about precisely when and why his friendship ended with Gertie. For those who don't have the book to review, it's the scene where Hemingway arrives at Gert's house unexpect...
by Parlez
Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: A Moveable Feast
Topic: It's the anniversary of the birth of Arthur Rimbaud
Replies: 38
Views: 4733

Re: It's the anniversary of the birth of Arthur Rimbaud

WooHoo! Let's have a Rimbaud weekend! In the absence of our fearless leaders and further AMF questions, shall we delve into the twisted life and work of this extraordinary chap? I think he would fit in just fine with Halloween...kinda scary but oh so compelling. :gollum: Well, I can't find Total Ecl...
by Parlez
Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: A Moveable Feast
Topic: AMF Question #16 ~ Women in Paris
Replies: 16
Views: 2266

Re: AMF Question #16 ~ Women in Paris

Oh dear! I'm feeling old, because I remember a time (not so long ago) when there were 'finishing schools' for young upper class women and women-only 'liberal arts' colleges that were supposed to produce culturally astute, well-rounded, 'educated' women. Some of my highschool friends attended those i...
by Parlez
Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: A Moveable Feast
Topic: AMF Question #17 ~ Ms. Stein & an Announcement
Replies: 19
Views: 2264

Re: AMF Question #17 ~ Ms. Stein & an Announcement

Since we have to make this question (and the others) last a loooong time before we get another one :bawl: I thought I'd wait and think about it a bit. But no use, really, since I already know my answer: Stein was an opinionated so-and-so and I would've had a very hard time putting up with her too. I...

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