A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition Summary and Analysis Chapters 12 and 13

Ernest Hemingway

Summary and Analysis Chapters 12 and 13

Hemingway details the end of his close friendship with Gertrude Stein. He clearly regrets the loss of her friendship. He had helped her get her book serialized with Ford Madox Ford in his magazine, and also helped type and proofread her manuscript. Yet he generalizes that there is no future in a friendship between a man and a great woman.

Hemingway had been unsure about the extent of his welcome at Stein’s apartment, but she told him to drop in any time. He was reluctant to take advantage of this, feeling uncomfortable if she was not present. Yet one time he did show up unannounced and overheard Stein pleading with someone: “Don’t, pussy. Don’t. Don’t, please don’t. I’ll do...

(The entire section is 926 words.)