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 Post subject: Re: A Moveable Feast Question #15 ~ A Friendly Chat
PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:10 pm 
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In the chapter "A Matter of Measurements", Hemingway has a conversation with Georges, who was the chasseur when F. Scott Fitzgerald lived in Paris:
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"Papa, who was this Monsieur Fitzgerald that everyone asks me about?...It is strange that I have no memory of him."


Guess not every "fly on the wall" is paying attention, eh?


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 Post subject: Re: A Moveable Feast Question #15 ~ A Friendly Chat
PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:21 pm 
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I guess Georges wasn't too impressed by Fitz. I like the fly on the wall idea, Endora. It might be more telling than a chat. On the other hand, I would like the interaction of a chat.



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 Post subject: Re: A Moveable Feast Question #15 ~ A Friendly Chat
PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:41 pm 
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Endora wrote:
I'd chat with one who was an observer. The waiter who had to shave his moustache off, the one who served the enormous whiskies: A fly on the wall view of people who didn't recognise they were being watched.


What a great choice! :bounce: I didn't get beyond thinking of the "name" characters. But the waiter was someone who really touched me when I read about him. He had a lot to tell!


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 Post subject: Re: A Moveable Feast Question #15 ~ A Friendly Chat
PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:08 pm 
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Liz wrote:
gemini wrote:
I wish you had let us pick interesting people from all our tidbits. There were a few good ones that weren't characters in AMF. I guess if we have to stick with characters then, Ezra Pound or like Liz, I would have to include Fitzgerald.

Go for it, gemini. Who from the tidbits would you like to chat with?


Well I had in mind a few interesting chats. One with Karn Von Blixon because she has such an interesting life and Henri Gaudier Brzeska and Syvia his older girlfrind because I was so taken by their story. Also a chat with Hemingway's flamboyant son Gregory/Gloria would be a riot.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:14 pm 
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I'll take you up on that offer, Liz, and go with the tidbits...I'd definitely like to spend some time with Arthur Rimbaud. Not a lot of time, mind you, only a little. An evening in Montmartre, sitting outside, with a glass of absinthe and a sketch pad and a stick of charcoal ought to about do it. :grin:

Endora, I like your idea of the fly on the wall too!



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Interesting, Parlez-
I've been re-reading Rimbaud (sweet translations by Louise Varese, with the original French side-by-side). He'd certainly be interesting to chat with, though I suspect I'd prefer meeting him later in his career, after he had abandoned poetry for science and travel.


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Parlez and Buster, we must all be on the same wavelenth. I just picked up "Arthur Rimbaud complete works " translated by Paul Schmidt, at the library today.



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I would love to talk to Brzeska and his GF.



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gemini, thanks for taking the question a step further. Great idea! :cool:



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He warned us, didn't he?

Hemingway was destined to be the hero of his own tale. Through his prism, no one is more interesting or possesses more talent, and if he admits to a few faults, they are nothing compared to his fellow ex-patriots. Gertrude Stein comes of as bitter and vengeful. Scott Ftiz is a drunk squandering and undeserving of his gifts. Ezra Pound lacks critical judgement. The list goes on. Despite the skewed perceptions, Paris still comes across as incredibly vibrant and fertile ground for artistic exploration. I'd let Hemingway be my guide for a day, then strike out and maybe visit Pascin in his studio. There are worse fates than getting lost in Paris.



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