Immoveable Feast

Copyright IMMOVEABLE FEAST. Copyright © 2008 by John Baxter. All rights reserved under International and PanAmerican Copyright Conventions. By payment of the required fees, you have been granted the nonexclusive, nontransferable right ...

Author: John Baxter

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061982309

Category: Travel

Page: 288

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A witty cultural and culinary education, Immoveable Feast is the charming, funny, and improbable tale of how a man who was raised on white bread—and didn't speak a word of French—unexpectedly ended up with the sacred duty of preparing the annual Christmas dinner for a venerable Parisian family. Ernest Hemingway called Paris "a moveable feast"—a city ready to embrace you at any time in life. For Los Angeles–based film critic John Baxter, that moment came when he fell in love with a French woman and impulsively moved to Paris to marry her. As a test of his love, his skeptical in-laws charged him with cooking the next Christmas banquet—for eighteen people in their ancestral country home. Baxter's memoir of his yearlong quest takes readers along his misadventures and delicious triumphs as he visits the farthest corners of France in search of the country's best recipes and ingredients. Irresistible and fascinating, Immoveable Feast is a warmhearted tale of good food, romance, family, and the Christmas spirit, Parisian style.

A Moveable Feast

The immoveable feast has much to do with light , with lights and lighting , with tricks to which cheesecloth and tin cans lend themselves : the china godlet in the cradle imparts a gloria to the applecheeked round yon virgin whose sly ...

Author: Margaret Currier Boylen


ISBN: UVA:X001476387

Category: Orphans

Page: 269

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The Five Little Mortrudes were orphaned when their parents were run over by a tractor "stitching and stapling" them into the earth. The children became famous because of the Murders and were dramatized according to their particular supposed characters: romantic Farnham, noble Jessica, clever Gidley, gifted Fleanor, and good Olizer (known as Little Od). But the real nature of the enigmatic Mortrudes was never apparent even to their guardian, Willard Calhoun, who created the notion that they were poor, as all orphans should be. As soon as they could the Mortrudes put the town of Clorinda behind them to make their fortunes in the world and returned only 21 years later when Calhoun decided to give them their inheritance. They had new roles now: Sailor Farnham, Scholar Gidley, Actress Jessica, Author Eleanor (Little Od died at 11 trying to fly). To disabuse Willard of the idea that he ever understood them, the Mortrudes reveal that Little Od actually killed their parents and then later killed himself. The Mortrudes remain superior to events to the end, telling as much as they please, withholding as much as will mystify. Though if it weren't for their author's highly imaginative and witty prose style the Mortrudes could hardly stand by themselves.

A Comprehensive Companion to Hemingway s A Moveable Feast

Titres Manqués : A Moveable Feast . " The Paris Review 129 ( 1993 ) : 319-23 . Reprints a copy of the three pages of handwritten titles that a Hemingway considered for Feast and remarks on their inferiority to his usual lists .

Author: Gerry Brenner


ISBN: UOM:39015051304122

Category: Americans

Page: 484

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A Moveable Feast

An endless ouzo-fuelled night of shattered plates and arm-in-arm dancing at a taverna in Athens, and the Easter feast my family was invited to share with a Greek family in the rocky hills of the Peloponnesus, where the host offered me ...

Author: Anthony Bourdain

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781742205960

Category: Cooking

Page: 296

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From bat on the island of Fais to chicken on a Russian train to barbecue in the American heartland, from mutton in Mongolia to couscous in Morocco to tacos in Tijuana - on the road, food nourishes us not only physically, but intellectually, emotionally,and spiritually too. It can be a gift that enables a traveler to survive, a doorway into the heart of a tribe, or a thread that weaves an indelible tie; it can be awful or ambrosial - and sometimes both at the same time. Celebrate the riches andrevelations of food with this 38-course feast of true tales set around the world. Edited by Don George

A Moveable Feast The Restored Edition

Hemingway must have remembered then one of the most memorable speeches of Shakespeare, the feast of St. Crispin speech, the Agincourt address to his troops by Henry V. St. Crispin's day is not a moveable feast.

Author: Ernest Hemingway

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439166451

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Ernest Hemingway’s classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s, now available in a restored edition, includes the original manuscript along with insightful recollections and unfinished sketches. Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway’s most enduring works. Since Hemingway’s personal papers were released in 1979, scholars have examined the changes made to the text before publication. Now, this special restored edition presents the original manuscript as the author prepared it to be published. Featuring a personal foreword by Patrick Hemingway, Ernest’s sole surviving son, and an introduction by grandson of the author, Seán Hemingway, editor of this edition, the book also includes a number of unfinished, never-before-published Paris sketches revealing experiences that Hemingway had with his son, Jack, and his first wife Hadley. Also included are irreverent portraits of literary luminaries, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ford Maddox Ford, and insightful recollections of Hemingway’s own early experiments with his craft. Widely celebrated and debated by critics and readers everywhere, the restored edition of A Moveable Feast brilliantly evokes the exuberant mood of Paris after World War I and the unbridled creativity and unquenchable enthusiasm that Hemingway himself epitomized.

Paris The Collected Traveler

Immoveable Feast: A Paris Christmas (2008) and We'll Always Have Paris: Sex and Love in the City of Light (2006), both by John Baxter and published by Harper Perennial. Of these two, I enjoyed Immoveable Feast best, and not only because ...

Author: Barrie Kerper

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307739322

Category: Travel

Page: 752

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Each edition of this unique series marries a collection of previously published essays with detailed practical information, creating a colorful and deeply absorbing pastiche of opinions and advice. Each book is a valuable resource -- a compass of sorts -- pointing vacationers, business travelers, and readers in many directions. Going abroad with a Collected Traveler edition is like being accompanied by a group of savvy and observant friends who are intimately familiar with your destination. This edition on Paris features: Distinguished writers, such as Mavis Gallant, Barbara Grizzuti Harrison, Herbert Gold, Olivier Bernier, Richard Reeves, Patricia Wells, Catharine Reynolds, and Gerald Asher, who share seductive pieces about Parisian neighborhoods, personalities, the Luxembourg Gardens, Père-Lachaise and other monuments, restaurants and wine bars, le Plan de Paris, and le Beaujolais Nouveau. Annotated bibliographies for each section with recommendations for related readings. An A-Z "renseignements pratiques" (practical information) section covering everything from accommodations, marches aux puces (flea markets), and money to telephones, tipping, and the VAT. Whether it's your first trip or your tenth, the Collected Traveler books are indispensable, and meant to be the first volumes you turn to when planning your journeys.


I. TABLES AND RULES ” 3 “ For the Moveable and Immoveable Feasts ; together with " “ the Days of Fasting and Abstinence , through the whole " " Year " OBSERVATION . The Church , for the more general consent in discipline , has laid down ...

Author: Thomas Pruen


ISBN: UVA:X004216640

Category: Creeds


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An Illustration of the Liturgy of the Church of England

I. " TABLES AND RULES " " For the Moveable and Immoveable Feasts ; together with " " the Days of Fasting and Abstinence , through the whole " " Year " OBSERVATION . The Church , for the more general consent in discipline , has laid down ...

Author: Thomas Pruen


ISBN: BSB:BSB10524849


Page: 350

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A History of the Holy Eastern Church

Translations , when a moveable and immoveable Feast concur , are unknown ; and hence , as we shall see , the amazing length and unwieldiness of the Typicum . But in some cases , where two immoveable Feasts constantly concur , that of ...

Author: John Mason Neale


ISBN: UOM:39015012327493

Category: Church history


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Union Review

66 ranks , in accordance with which divisions the service was regulated when a moveable and immoveable feast ... The two great divisions consisted of " double " and " simple " feasts - the former so called because the antiphon to the ...



ISBN: SRLF:A0003302684

Category: Catholic literature

Page: 638

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