Hemingway’s literary ambitions took root in France in the 1920s among some of
the most extravagantly creative artists of the twentieth century. Pablo
Picasso, Georges Braque, James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Gertrude Stein, F. Scott
Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound, Cole Porter, Sergey Diaghilev, and others were drawn to
the left bank of the Seine in Paris after World War I. Hemingway joined them,
and with the publication of his book, The Sun Also Rises, became one of the most
powerful forces in the vortex of talent and experimentation.
Hemingway’s travels through Paris and the sun-drenched South of France as he
gathers material and inspiration for his art. With frequent quotations by
Hemingway and his peers, this is a uniquely intimate portrait of an exciting
era in the arts. Download and start listening now!