That Summer in Paris (2020)

That Summer in Paris Morley Callaghan That Summer in Paris It was the fabulous summer of when the literary capital of North America moved to La Rive Gauche the Left Bank of the Seine River in Paris Ernest Hemingway was reading proofs of A Farewell to Arm
  • Title: That Summer in Paris
  • Author: Morley Callaghan
  • ISBN: 9781550966886
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Paperback
That Summer in Paris Morley Callaghan It was the fabulous summer of 1929 when the literary capital of North America moved to La Rive Gauche the Left Bank of the Seine River in Paris Ernest Hemingway was reading proofs of A Farewell to Arms, and a few blocks away F Scott Fitzgerald was struggling with Tender Is the Night As his first published book rose to fame in New York, Morley Callaghan arrived in ParisIt was the fabulous summer of 1929 when the literary capital of North America moved to La Rive Gauche the Left Bank of the Seine River in Paris Ernest Hemingway was reading proofs of A Farewell to Arms, and a few blocks away F Scott Fitzgerald was struggling with Tender Is the Night As his first published book rose to fame in New York, Morley Callaghan arrived in Paris to share the felicities of literary life, not just with his two friends, Hemingway and Fitzgerald, but also with fellow writers James Joyce, Ford Madox Ford, and Robert McAlmon Amidst these tangled relations, some friendships flourished while others failed This tragic and unforgettable story comes to vivid life in Callaghan s lucid, compassionate prose.
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  1. Curt Hopkins Hopkins

    This is possibly the best book on expatriate Paris Probably because as a book it s better than most For one thing, it uses one incident Callaghan s boxing match in which he knocked Hemmingway down as the frame for a well told story of friendship he, Hemmingway, Fitzgerald , writing, history, a moment in time, love and It isn t smug and unconsciously hagiographic like Fitch s Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation It isn t baffled by the art and literature, like This Must Be the Place And it s abo [...]

  2. Matt Comito

    Morley makes for a great antidote to certain strains of self congratulation found in Papa s assays at the milieu love them as I do he s like the designated driver who can tell you what really went down between the drunks he had to cart about He s not the writer that Hemingway was but he s capable.

  3. Owen

    They say that timing is everything and the fact that this particular writer just happened to be sitting on the Boulevard Montparnasse on the right evening of the right year, means we have a further insight into the lives of those Paris expatriates, Hemingway and Fitzgerald and others At the same time, this may be an opportunity for some people to discover Morley Callaghan, who is a very fine writer in his own right His life ran parallel to Hemingway s for some time, as they met in Toronto and la [...]

  4. Melinda Worfolk

    The only reason it took me so long to finish this was because I had it in my office as a lunchtime book I d read a chapter or two whenever I had a bit of time at lunch Finally I just brought it home and finished it in one go I originally decided to read it as a companion to Hemingway s A Moveable Feast I definitely enjoyed Callahan s writing , and I think he s underrated Perhaps it s that I really like his style understated, wry, slightly self deprecating humour, deceptively effortless slightly [...]

  5. Patricia

    This is such an engaging little book which should be read with Hemingway s A Moveable Feast as there are similarities between the latter and Morley Callaghan s styles I had never heard of this writer until I read The Paris Wife and followed him up I m so pleased I did He is a thoroughly likable person and a good writer This slim book is about friendships, their intensity and changing loyalties, and ultimately their fading away At no time does Callaghan privilege Ernest Hemingway over Scott Fitzg [...]

  6. Dan Butterfass

    Lost or borrowed out my old Penguin Classics orange spine paperback copy purchased in 1993 from a used bookstore on main street in Bozeman, MT This is the best memoir there is about 1920 s literary Paris, bar none, and that short list includes Hemingway s A Moveable Feast and Stein s Autobiography of Alice B Toklas It is that good and, unfortunately, vastly overlooked I m glad to see it is back in print Best passage in the book for me is the one in which Callaghan talks about how literary poseur [...]

  7. James

    Morley Callaghan was only twenty six years old when he spent the summer of 1929 in Paris with his wife He had been encouraged by Ernest Hemingway when they were both journalists in Toronto and looked forward to seeing Hemingway again at his place in Paris Along the way he stops in New York and meets Sinclair Lewis while establishing himself with the editor Maxwell Perkins at Scribner s who publishes his first book But it is in Paris that he tries to make a home for that one summer In addition to [...]

  8. Dvora

    I ve read many books about Paris and the writers and artists who lived and thrived there in the 20s and 30s including Memoirs of Montparnasse by John Glassco, Being Geniuses Together by Robert McAlmon and Kay Boyle, The Last Time I Saw Paris by Elliot Paul he didn t hang around with the others so this lovely book is really just about him and the colorful neighborhood he lived in which was off the expat artist beaten track and of course Hemingway s A Moveable Feast.Except for Paul s book, which i [...]

  9. Mike

    As a follow up to Shakespeare and Company by Sylvia Beach and A Moveable Feast by Hemingway, this completes a set each perspective a little different, but the players the same at least the major ones Callaghan does not make it into the other two books, but his role and interactions with Scott and Hemingway are fascinating and his insights into the Paris scene add to my overall impression of this creative age.I am glad to discover Callaghan who is Canadian and therefore does not get as much atten [...]

  10. Adam

    Who would have imagined that a Canadian author, virtually unknown in the US, had written a Lost Generation memoir twice as compelling as Hemingway s A Moveable Feast The book gave me chills when I first read it, and has done so for than a decade since whenever I remember it I don t expect ever to find another book of its type that so convincingly deposits you in a similar time and place of renown, allowing you to rub shoulders with legends albeit quirky, quirky legends.

  11. Hilary

    I was amazed at how boring life in Paris could be even with the added potential entertainment value of Hemingway I felt like I was stuck at a party with somebody who constantly name drops and I just couldn t quite get away to actually enjoy myself.

  12. Dean

    A fascinating time with equally fascinating characters Some great thoughts and insights into human character and behaviour but for me a little slow paced A good book but I would recommend Hemingway s A moveable feast before this.

  13. Raphael De La Ghetto

    Callaghan writes a wonderful account of his summer in Paris from beginning to end His writing style is short and sweet thanks to his background in journalism He has a great sense of humour which is mixed seemlessy with incredible dramatic depth at times.He begins by outlining his start as a reporter in his hometowm of Toronto and paints a fantastic picture of an aggressive newsroom If you are from Toronto, this part will definitely speak to you Once introduced to Hemingway his life is forever ch [...]

  14. Dianne

    In 1929 Morley Callaghan and his wife Loretto lived for a few months in Paris, a city to which many of the world s young literary notables were drawn for both the lifestyle and the daily opportunity of bumping into other writers with whom to hold long wine fueled conversations Also there at that time were Ernest Hemingway, F Scott Fitzgerald, Ford Maddox Ford, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce and Ezra Pound.Callaghan had met Hemingway when they both worked for the Toronto Star and Hemingway had encou [...]

  15. Andrew Wiese

    If you love 20 s Paris and its literary figures, good read Also a great introduction to an overlooked writer from that time There were so many Read it Paints a great picture of two towering figures.

  16. William Nixon

    Arguably the most sane member of The Lost Generation, Morley Callaghan, offers a perspective on Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Joyce, McAlmon, and others living on the Left Bank that is as candid as it is objective No hero worship or grinding axes.

  17. Alison Peters

    Enjoyed reading from another author s point of view the Paris life of Hemingway and Fitzgerald.

  18. Alan

    Published first, in 1963, but makes for an excellent A Moveable Feast 1964 sequel The Quarter was like a small town It had little points of protocol, little indignities not to be suffered That Summer in Paris, page 109 Look at it in this way Scott didn t like McAlmon McAlmon no longer liked Hemingway Hemingway had turned against Scott I had turned up my nose at Ford Hemingway liked Joyce Joyce liked McAlmon That Summer in Paris, pg 169The above quotes give a good idea of the setting and the goss [...]

  19. Bruce

    This memoir by the journalist Morley Callaghan starts out slowly, relating a few episodes from his childhood and youth in Toronto Only in about the third chapter, when he meets Hemingway, does it become interesting After that, the story expands geographically from Toronto to New York to Paris, encompassing as it does an increasing host of literary people, at times seeming to descend into an almost endless list of name dropping, made interesting primarily because of its short anecdotes about auth [...]

  20. Maureen

    that summer in paris was like old home week for me i got to visit with hemingway, fitzgerald, and joyce back in the heyday of paris in the 20s which i haven t done in some time callaghan writes cleanly and well, but sometimes his ego is exhausting despite the fact i m canadian as he is, and from toronto, none of his books were on my school syllabus growing up, whereas mordecai richler, robertson davies, and margaret atwood are staples, and i m sure that would have burned him up because he had su [...]

  21. Feisty Harriet

    I m pretty sure this title popped up through some internet algorithm that sends new recommendations based on your buying history Shakes fist at algorithms Next time try and factor in writer s ability and discard those who are too whiney, dramatic, or juvenile in regards to their emotions or experience In the summer of 1929, Callaghan was a writer in Paris and good friends with both Ernest Hemingway and F Scott Fitzgerald This book, written shortly after Hemingway s suicide in the 1961, details h [...]

  22. Caitlin

    I re read The Sun Also Rises prior to reading this and it probably did this book a disservice because The Sun Also Rises is just so wonderful and this book definitely suffered in comparison The problem, ultimately, is that Hemingway writes like Hemingway and Callaghan writes like a journalist There isn t anything wrong with journalism, but given the choice between the gorgeous writing in The Sun Also Rises and A Moveable Feast and the rather flat and dry writing in Callaghan s book, I m going st [...]

  23. ErinG

    I ve read quite a few books about literary Paris in the 20 s Its a time in history that I enjoy reading about This started out a little slow for me, but got better as I got into it and its a quick read The author gives his personal account of his relationships, mainly with and between Hemingway and Fitzgerald, so you get a picture of their personalities, which I enjoyed I only give it three stars because I thought it would go into depth about them, others and the times If I knew how to add a 1 [...]

  24. Jon

    A fun exercise in nostalgia, this focuses on the Canadian novelist Morley Callaghan s summer in Paris in 1929 and how he hung out with Hemingway, Fitzgerald and other luminaries as well as a few dim bulbs Best anecdote Callaghan s description of James Joyce playing him a phonograph record of the American preacher reprobate, Aimee Semple McPherson Not much depth but worth reading if one is interested in that period in literary history.

  25. Amy

    I think that this is probably not a truly good book, but I enjoyed it simply because I m fascinated by the lore of the Lost Generation writers hanging out in 1920s Paris, and also by pretty much anything to do with the Fitzgeralds and Hemingway Callaghan did do a great job bringing that place and time to life But I think the book would have been better if it was shorter and tightly focused.

  26. Ffiamma

    un giovane scrittore giornalista canadese, l amicizia con hemingway, un estate a parigi a vagare, tirare di boxe, perdere tempo nei caff , familiarizzare con l atmosfera spumeggiante in cui era normale incrociare personaggi come joyce, mir , fitzgerald la storia di un malinteso, di caratteri difficili, di un epoca quasi mitica memoir semplice e interessante per appassionati del periodo.

  27. B. R. Reed

    Callaghan was a Canadian reporter who met Hemingway at the offices of the Toronto Star when he was a young man The book does recall Hemingway s A Moveable Feast but this book is Callaghan s own Paris memories and he has some good stories to tell I did not know about this book but happened upon it in a book store Enjoyed it very much.

  28. Betty Sharples

    Full disclosure I ve been devouring any book on Paris especially of the belle epoque era I d not heard of this author, but he tells the story of his start as a writer Travelling to Paris as it was the center of the creative world, meeting his heroes Hemmingway Fitzgerald to name a couple and the disillusionment that often comes.

  29. georgia

    i just wanted to be there 1929 paris where the hot artists, writers and rich hung out commenting on each others stuff the places they mentioned, i was at a few years ago i can still here the music get it as you will enjoy it.

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