Book Review: Hemingway’s Paris

Hemingway's Paris by Robert Wheeler

Hello, friends, and welcome to December! As you might imagine, I have quite a collection of books on Paris, and the arrival of winter is the perfect time to revisit favorites, for cozy evenings and as gift ideas for all the Francophiles we know.

I’m fortunate to have connected up with author and photographer Robert Wheeler this year, and his very marvelous book, Hemingway’s Paris, succeeds tremendously in presenting the city as Hemingway saw it.

For those that love literature, travel, photography, Hemingway and, above all, Paris, I recommend it as an essential library addition.

With a foreward by Jenny Phillips, the granddaughter of Hemingway’s long-time editor, Maxwell Perkins, Mr. Wheeler takes us on a bittersweet, fascinating tour of the Parisian haunts that influenced and inspired Hemingway throughout his life.


Hemingway's Paris by Robert Wheeler

Mr. Wheeler’s evocative black and white photographs, rich with atmosphere and nostalgia, capture the streets, cafes, parks, bars and riverside walks that became part of Hemingway’s consciousness and upon which he drew in his writing, culminating in his final work, A Moveable Feast.

Hemingway's Paris by Robert Wheeler

The sensitive and heartfelt commentary illuminates the tremendous effect that the city had on Hemingway’s work and life.

Hemingway's Paris by Robert Wheeler

Much more than a snapshot of doors or exteriors, the author takes you inside the locations, to the very rooms Hemingway inhabited and gives us his views out the window, over the rooftops of Paris, and the sights and vistas that, remarkably, have not significantly changed. It’s an unforgettable journey.

Hemingway's Paris by Robert Wheeler

Mr. Wheeler closes with an invitation to experience Hemingway’s Paris yourself. For it is indeed still there to be discovered, with an imaginative heart and this unique book to guide you.

Hemingway’s Paris, A Writer’s City in Words and Images by Robert Wheeler


Wishing you a wonderfully festive and joyful month!

À bientôt!




  • Great review and sounds like a wonderful book! Having read (or rather listened to) Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast I know I would be delighted to get the visual connection with the Paris that Hemingway experienced and which meant so much to his career and life.

    December 1, 2017
    • georgianna

      Thank you, David. I’m very glad you enjoyed the review. It’s a wonderful book and adds another dimension to the study of Hemingway’s work.

      December 6, 2017
  • Linda

    Went to visit my daughter last week….there proudly on her coffee table was one of your books! Obviously the fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree!
    Linda x

    December 3, 2017
    • georgianna

      Hi Linda! I’m really delighted to hear that – thank you! Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season and I appreciate all your support. xo G

      December 6, 2017
  • Hi Georgianna,
    what a lovely idea and gesture to write a book review for a fellow author and photographer, and such a good review, too. Hemingway is my favourite American writer; I did an essay on his life and work as part of my university literature studies. So the book is of great interest to me from more than one point of view. I enjoyed your review very much.
    Wishing you and David a great festive season and all the very best in the New Year!

    December 3, 2017
    • georgianna

      Hello, dear Vesna!

      So wonderful to hear from you and I’m very glad you enjoyed the book review. I know you’d love having a copy as it really does add so much to one’s understanding of his life and work. How interesting that you did an essay on him in university, too.

      David is currently in Venice, working on a new book. All is well here and we hope it is with you, too.

      Sending much love and wishes for a wonderful holiday!


      G and D

      December 6, 2017
  • Stacy Stewart

    This sounds like a book that I’d love to add to my Paris collection. It sounds so interesting as I love Heminway’s work.

    December 17, 2017

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