Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Ernest Hemingway And His “Lost Generation”. It’s The 100th Anniversary Of The “Lost Generation.” Filmmaker. Writer, David Burke. Jazz/Pop Bassist, Tom McKenzie. Patricia's Paris Expat Soirées And Dinners. Sun 9 Oct 2016. 19h15.

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Sunday 9 October 2016 at 19h15

" Ernest Hemingway And His “Lost Generation”. 

Our Special Guest Is Filmmaker. Writer,  David Burke.

Tom McKenzie

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It's The 100th anniversary of "The Lost Generation". Many of us present day Paris Expats are their legacy.

Who Was The “Lost Generation”?

The "Lost Generation" was the generation that came of age during World War I. The term was popularized by Ernest Hemingway, who used it as one of two contrasting epigraphs for his novel, The Sun Also Rises. In that volume Hemingway credits the phrase to Gertrude Stein, who was then his mentor and patron. This generation included artists and writers who came of age during the war such as F. Scott Fitzgerald,[1] T. S. Eliot, James Joyce, Sherwood Anderson, John Dos Passos, John Steinbeck, William Faulkner, Djuna Barnes, Glenway Wescott, Waldo Peirce, Isadora Duncan, Abraham Walkowitz, Ezra Pound, Alan Seeger, Henry Miller, Aldous Huxley, Malcolm Cowley, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Erich Maria Remarque and the composers Sergei Prokofiev, Paul Hindemith, George Gershwin, and Aaron Copland.

Gertrude Stein heard the phrase from a garage owner who serviced Stein's car. When a young mechanic failed to repair the car quickly enough, the garage owner shouted at the boy, "You are all a "génération perdue."[2]:29 Stein, in telling Hemingway the story, added, "That is what you are. That's what you all are ... all of you young people who served in the war. You are a lost generation."[2]:29 [3]

'Lost means not vanished but disoriented, wandering, directionless—a recognition that there was great confusion and aimlessness among the war's survivors in the early post-war years.'[4]

Ernest Hemingway And His “Lost Generation:”

The Sun Also Rises (The quintessential novel of the Lost Generation) is a 1926 novel written by American author Ernest Hemingway about a group of American and British expatriates who travel from Paris to the Festival of San Fermín in Pamplona to watch the running of the bulls and the bullfights.

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  Says David Burke:

“The key figures in this talk at the Paris Soirées are the same as in the literary walk I do in Montparnasse*:  Hemingway and the writers Sherwood Anderson, Gertrude Stein, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, who all helped young Hem enormously, his first wife Hadley, and certain cronies in Montparnasse who asked if they could go to the Pamplona bullfights with him. 

What came out of that was The Sun Also Rises -- much to the regret of the cronies when it came out!  We see how that developed.  But there’s a less-known backstory.  After Hemingway completed his manuscript of the book he went to no end to get his book to the publisher he wanted, but there was a block (I’ll tell you what) and to make it work he betrayed his first benefactor Sherwood Anderson -- the man who had insisted that the young man go to Paris!  His early mentor Gertrude Stein was furious.  Sharp literary exchanges came between the two.  The endgame continued to Hemingway’s death with A Moveable Feast. You will see. "

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It's €25.00 (EXACT CHANGE) for a fun dinner. NEW FORMULA: Dinner is two courses and includes a glass of wine. All additional beverages must be ordered from and paid for directly to the bistro.
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