Widener Professor to Lead Discussion of Hemingway Memoir at Philadelphia Museum of Art

April 1, 2010

Janine Utell

A book discussion related to Picasso and the Avant-Garde in Paris, a major exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, will be led by a Widener associate professor of English.    Dr. Janine Utell, a faculty member since 2003, will guide the museum’s discussion of A Moveable Feast at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 11. First published in 1964,  Hemingway’s memoir about his life in Paris in the 1920s came out posthumously three years after the Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winner ended his life.   Scribner in 2009 published a restored edition of the book edited by Hemingway’s grandson, and an excerpt appeared in The New York Times.  Attendees are asked to read the book beforehand, and tickets are required to attend the discussion.  A Moveable Feast is a poignant and personal work that no reader of Hemingway should miss.  F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein and other notable figures also pass through the pages.

I also highly recommend the Picasso exhibit.  In addition to several stunning Picasso works, it provides insight into how cubism and other modern styles developed, and features work by many other less celebrated artists of the time.  Picasso and the Avant-Garde in Paris runs through May 2.

— Sam Starnes, Editor



Hemingway in Paris, 1924



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