Seán Hemingway never knew his grandfather Ernest, but has gotten to know him by spending time with his original manuscripts. In 2004, after editing two collections of Ernest Hemingway's short-form writing, Seán took on the project of restoring A Moveable Feast
, the great writer's memoir of his life in Paris during the 1920s, and worked on it during nights and weekends for five years while keeping his day job as curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. We spoke to him after he returned from an annual fieldwork trip to Crete with his family, and he explained the purpose of publishing a new edition, how his background in archaeology prepared him for the task, and why he (along with all of his cousins) chose to study anything but English literature.
Printed from Oprah.com on Tuesday, December 10, 2013
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