"Hemingway in Paris" Project

This year's Hemingway literary research team has developed a companion section for Hemingway’s novel The Sun Also Rises, with forthcoming annotations for his memoir A Moveable Feast. The new research is specifically geared towards Hemingway’s relationship to the city of lights and its representation in the novels. Our hope is that this multimedia digital installation will make the novels come alive online in a new way by illustrating its references with images, photographs, text citations and descriptions, and short videos. As part of their research, team members travelled to Paris, expanding the project, while providing a real service to Hemingway fans at diverse universities. Unlike the other books that this website has treated so far, The Sun Also Rises and A Moveable Feast are very often taught in college courses. There are many cliffsnotes and chapter summaries available online, but no visual annotations. We want to share our research with other students around the country through the display of our photos, primary text research and documentation of our trip, on the public website, giving all a window into this beautiful city, as it was in the 1920s, as well as how it looks today. 

In this project, we have created a complete set of annotations for the novel and memoir, including intriguing visuals (historical and contemporary photographs and documents from the French National Archives). Wherever we see an opportunity to improve upon the annotations previously created by student predecessors, we will make amendments and additions to strengthen this resource. 

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Hemingway's apartment in Paris

Image Source: Chandler Culotta

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A plaque in front of Hemingway's apartment: "From January 1922 to August 1923 lived on the third floor of this building with Hadley, his wife, the American writer Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961). The quarter, which he loved above all others, gave birth to his work and his stripped-down style which characterizes it. This American in Paris maintained friendly relations with his neighbors, particulary the owner of the next-door bal-musette

"Such was the Paris of our youth at the time when we were very poor and very happy."- Ernest Hemingway (Paris is a party)

Image Source: Chandler Culotta

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A street view of Les Deux Magots where surrealist and moderns writers would sit

 

Image Source: Chandler Culotta

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The Luxembourg Palace in the Luxembourg Gardens

 

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A street view of the Café de Flore, known for attracting literary clientele during the modernist movement

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The famous Les Deux Magots was known for being a popular spot or literary figures to gather around

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A statue in the Luxembourg Gardens near the palace​

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Hemingway would walk through the Gardens in his early literary career while writing The Sun Also Rises

 

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Hemingway's "The Hills of Kilimanjaro" translated in French, being sold by the Bouquinistes (booksellers) in Paris

Image Source: Chandler Culotta

 

A video project one of Dr. Lauro's previous students made on Hemingway's Paris.

Video Source: Olivia Malmstrom

 

A Prezi project one of Dr. Lauro's previous students made on Hemingway's Paris.

Prezi Source: Olivia Malmstrom

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