Monday, May 29, 2006
A Map of Hemingway's Area of Paris
(Click to enlarge.)
Hemingway did not write much at the first apartment. He took a room in a hotel around the corner at 39 rue Descartes. It was the same building where the poet Verlaine had died.
In the first chapter of "A Moveable Feast" Hemingway is already making plans to leave Paris to escape the dreariness of the winter rain. He makes plans with Hadley to go to Le Avants, Switzerland where the air was crisp and clear in the winter. He decided to give up his studio at 39 rue Descartes to save money so they could leave Paris.