Monday, August 2, 2010

Americans in Paris: Ernest Hemingway

I would walk along the quais when I had finished work or when I was trying to think something out. It was easier to think if I was walking and doing something or seeing people doing something that they understood. At the head of Ile de la Cite below the Pont Neuf where there was the statue of Henri Quatre, the island ended in a point like the sharp bow of a ship and there was a small park at the water's edge with fine chestnut trees, huge and spreading....

From A Moveable Feast in Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology, Adam Gopnik, editor (New York: The Library of America, 2004), p. 332.

1 comment:

sarah said...

i need to reread this.
i seem to remember it being full of horse racing and hemingway being hemingway, but this passage is lovely.
maybe there are more of these than i remember?

Related Posts with Thumbnails