Summary: Contains The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber and The Snows of Kilimanjaro. .
Edition/Copyright: 64 Cover: Paperback Publisher: Charles Scribner's & Sons Published: 05/29/1996 International: No
For reasons sufficient to the writer, many places, people, observations and impressions have been left out of this book. Some were secrets and some were known by everyone and everyone has written about them and will doubtless write more.
There is no mention of the Stade Anastasie where the boxers served as waiters at the tables set out under the trees and the ring was in the garden. Nor of training with Larry Gains, nor the great twenty-round fights at the Cirque d'Hiver. Nor of such good friends as Charlie Sweeny, Bill Bird and Mike Strater, nor of André Masson and Miro. There is no mention of our voyages to the Black Forest or of our one-day explorations of the forests that we loved around Paris. It would be fine if all these were in this book but we will have to do without them for now.
If the reader prefers, this book may be regarded as fiction. But there is always the chance that such a book of fiction may throw some light on what has been written as fact.
Ernest Hemingway San Francisco de Paula, Cuba 1960
Preface Note A Good Café on the Place St.-Michel Miss Stein Instructs "Une Génération Perdue" Shakespeare and Company People of the Seine A False Spring The End of an Avocation Hunger Was Good Discipline Ford Madox Ford and the Devil's Disciple Birth of a New School With Pascin at the Dôme Ezra Pound and His Bel Esprit A Strange Enough Ending The Man Who Was Marked for Death Evan Shipman at the Lilas An Agent of Evil Scott Fitzgerald Hawks Do Not Share A Matter of Measurements There Is Never Any End to Paris
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