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A Moveable Feast | Study Guide

Ernest Hemingway

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Perspective and Narrator

A Moveable Feast is told by Ernest Hemingway as a first-person narrator who views events and people from his perspective as a young writer in Paris and sometimes from his perspective as an older man reflecting on his youth. In some sketches he uses "you" repeatedly in the narrative, a device that produces the effect of a self-reflective author and also brings the reader into the story very directly to share the experiences.


A Moveable Feast is narrated in the past tense.

About the Title

A "moveable feast" is a religious observance or church feast day, occurring on different calendar dates in differing years (such as Easter in the Christian tradition). The title refers nonreligiously to Hemingway's comparison of Paris to "a moveable feast"; for those who once lived in the city, "wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you."


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