Sarah Churchwell on Fitzgerald in A Moveable Feast

One True Podcast

Feb 14 2022 • 55 mins

Meet us at rue Delambre for a memorable chat with Sarah Churchwell about the way Hemingway’s memoir A Moveable Feast has shaped the way we think about the Hemingway-Fitzgerald relationship.

What are the repercussions of Hemingway getting the last word on the Fitzgerald legacy? How much of what Hemingway wrote is even true? What were Hemingway’s strategies as he described himself, Fitzgerald, Zelda, and even Bumby in the alcohol-soaked distant memories of 1920s Paris? And is the butterfly epigraph a backhanded compliment or a forehanded insult?

Sarah Churchwell -- author of the excellent Gatsby study, Careless People – takes us deep into the drafting, editing, and legacy of A Moveable Feast and its powerful role in defining the enduring popular conception of F. Scott Fitzgerald.