The Fashion Book of The Week: Mrs. Hemingway in Paris

The Book of fashion This week is it is not just a novel about the life of Hemingway, or on Hadley Richardson (which was first spouse of writer) but rather, about life in common of the two, told in first person from a female perspective, from the moment they are known, their life together and his subsequent traumatic separation. But why is this book in a section of books of fashion?

The book focuses mainly on his years in Paris, years in which Ernest expected to succeed as a writer, the atmosphere of the roaring twenties (as of this spring-summer fashion) and friends of the couple, some such as Ezra Pound, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ford Madox Ford, Joyce, etc.

After the first world war, Europe starts off bad memories and comes to life. Parisian years full of parties, conversations among drinkers, aristocrats, artists and Bohemians, all holidays. In the midst of this madness, cafés of Montparnasse meetings or gatherings at home of Gertrude Stein, Hadley begins to rebel, he does not want to be a housewife, you don’t want to talk to other women in rags and vagueness, you want to release and be herself, as a fashion certainly beginning to be on the street thanks to Coco Chanel.

Reading the book is entertaining and agile, immersing us in life crazy of a city like Paris, full of culture, music, party, a false life and surface full of greatness and misery than Hardley does not accept and which only involved as a spectator, a secondary role in this Paris of inter-war.

The author

Paula McLain He studied poetry at the University of Michigan and was a resident of several colonies of artists in the United States. He has written two books of poetry, a memoir, and the novel A Ticket to Ride. In the video he tells us something more in the book, published by Alianza Editorial: