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Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast

Ernest Hemingway's memoir of Paris was edited after his death by his fourth wife, who made changes that reflected her opinion of his earlier wives. Now Hemingway's original unedited version of A Moveable Feast is available, but does that really make it the 'correct' version?


Ernest Hemingway with his fourth wife Mary, who edited A Moveable Feast and whose additions and deletions reflected her biases regarding her husband's earlier wives - AFP/Getty Images

Click here for Irene Gammel's full article.

Read Irene Gammel's A Changeable Feast  in the Globe and Mail.  


A second look at The Second Sex

As a feminist icon and revolutionary thinker, Beauvoir famously rejected conventional marriage and motherhood. She left an indelible legacy with her novels, memoirs and essays, but it was her magnum opus, Le deuxième sexe (1949), that became the bible of feminism.

Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir in an undated photo. 

New translation of a feminist classic will have readers rethinking not only the work, but Simone de Beauvoir's relationship to Jean-Paul Sartre

Click here for Irene Gammel's full article.

Read Irene Gammel's The Second Sex  in the Globe and Mail.


Revolutionary Rosa 

Rosa Luxemburg, one of greatest minds of the German socialist movement, was killed in Berlin in 1919 during the German revolution.

Rosa

Providing insight into Luxemburg’s courageous and unconventional life (which included several incarcerations), The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg covers Luxemburg's correspondence from 1891 to 1919. The letters remain timely as they stage the complex gender identity of a free-spirited modern who openly defied the sexual mores of her era.  Ultimately, these letters show the living, breathing and loving woman behind the legend of "Red Rosa.”

Click here for Irene Gammel's full review of The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg.

Read Irene Gammel's review in the Globe and Mail here.

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