Hemingway's France: Images of the Lost Generation

Version: Unabridged
Author: Winston Conrad
Narrator: Grover Gardner
Genres: Biography & Memoir, Europe
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: March 2002
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 2 hours, 19 minutes
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Ernest Hemingway's literary ambitions took root in France in the 1920s among some of the most extravagantly creative artists of the twentieth century. Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound, Cole Porter, Sergey Diaghilev, and others were drawn to the left bank of the Seine in Paris after World War I. Hemingway joined them and, with the publication of his book, The Sun Also Rises, which epitomized Paris during the jazz era, became one of the most powerful forces in the vortex of talent and experimentation.

Hemingway's France follows Hemingway's travels through Paris and the sun-drenched south of France as he gathers material and inspiration for his art. With frequent quotations by Hemingway and his peers, this is a uniquely intimate portrait of an exciting era in the arts.

Author Details

Author Details

Conrad, Winston

Winston Conrad is a photographer and writer whose work has appeared in Smithsonian, the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, and other publications. During several trips to Europe, Conrad retraced Hemingway's footsteps in Paris and on the backroads of France. After studying with Ansel Adams and at the San Francisco Art Institute, Conrad produced his first picture book, Fabled Isles of the South Seas, considered one of the best portraits of the South Pacific. Hemingway's France is his second book.