College of Arts and Sciences
Master of Arts in English (MA)
Memoir, Hemingway, A Moveable Feast, Distance, Voice, Blanks
English Language and Literature | Literature in English, North America
Raszinski, Brett Joseph, "Meeting the Stranger: Closing the Distance in Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast" (2019). Masters Theses. 579.
This thesis provides an in-depth analysis of Ernest Hemingway’s memoir, A Moveable Feast. The analysis focuses on how AMF functions as a memoir, given its complicated publication history. The thesis uses the 2009 Restored Edition, which is most closely associated with Hemingway’s original manuscripts. He crafts his memories of Paris between 1921-1926, develops interactive scenes for twenty-first century readers to discover his story, and constructs a blended voice that closes the distance between his present and his past by writing about his writing process. This thesis adds to the academic conversation of A Moveable Feast, attempting to present how important Hemingway’s final work is to the rest of his writing and how relevant it is to twenty-first century readers.