An Illustrated photographic work - it should look like an executive or deluxe guidebook to Paris - leather or "clean" look? Something elegant.
Title: Hemingway's Paris
Subtitle: A Reflection and Invitation
Author: Robert Wheeler
Trim Size: 7.5" wide x 9.25" high
Spine 1" (may be smaller, to be determined)
Flaps = 3.5"
Flaps fold over (allow) = .25"
Bleed all around= .125"
Description (front flap)
The book depicts a story of passion with a city, a woman, and a time. Later in his life, A Moveable Feast was written by a man who was trying to tend to the delicate threads of his life— the threads that joined him to this place, his craft, and to the woman he loved most. No other city in any of his travels was as significant, professionally or emotionally, as was Paris. And it remains there, all of the complexity, beauty, and intrigue that Hemingway described within the pages of his memoir. It is all still there in Paris— there for the reader to experience, to be guided, for one’s self in this beautiful tribute to the man, his art and the city he loved. -- The ninety-five B&W images (all original and never before published) are of the highest caliber. The juxtaposing text reveals the author’s deep understanding of the man; his torment, talent, obstacles and the refuges needed to nurture one of the preeminent writers of the 20th century. Restaurants, hotels, homes, sites and favorite bars are all detailed.
“Wheeler's photographs of Hemingway's Paris are a gritty illustration of what Perkins saw in Hemingway's writing.” Jenny Phillips, grand-daughter of Maxwell Perkins of Scribner
“This book evokes not only the beauty of Paris but especially of Hemingway’s remembrance of the early Paris years and his formation as a modernist writer. The exquisite photography and the evocative beauty of the prose bring out the very best of what Paris has to offer: past, present, and, forever, the future. Read this book and savor Hemingway’s city.” James Meredith, President, The Ernest Hemingway Foundation and Society
“In this photographic tribute to Ernest Hemingway, Robert Wheeler uses his unerring eye and masterly vision to bring us Paris, city of literature and romance, in a unique and charming way. Inspired by A Moveable Feast, the crisp black and white images and accompanying narrative give us an original insight into both beloved city and renowned author. A delightful experience!” Valerie Hemingway, author of Running with the Bulls, My Life with the Hemingways
Back flap: Author photo +
Since reading his first Hemingway novel in 1986, Robert Wheeler has been a Hemingway enthusiast. Robert was moved by the humanistic writing of the man—a writer capable of transcending his readers to foreign settings and into the hearts and minds of his protagonists. Hemingway and his work have inspired Robert to travel throughout France, Italy, Spain, Africa, and Cuba, where he has sought to gain insight into the motivation behind Hemingway’s books and short stories. As a teacher, lecturer, and photojournalist, Robert set out to capture and interpret the Paris that Ernest Hemingway experienced in A Moveable Feast. Through his journal and photographs, Robert portrays the intimate connection Hemingway had with the woman he never stopped loving, Hadley, and with the city he loved most, Paris.