Ernest Hemingway's Paris: How the City of Lights Inspired a Literary Giant

Unveiling the City’s Role in Shaping Hemingway’s Masterpieces

Wilbur Greene
Nov 3, 2023
9 min read
Photo by Léonard Cotte

The 1920s in Paris, known colloquially as "Les Années Folles" or the "Crazy Years," were synonymous with a seismic cultural and artistic shift. In the aftermath of World War I, Paris emerged not as a city steeped in its tragic past but as a beacon of renewal and avant-garde expression. It was an era marked by a collective hunger for life, a time where jazz rhythms floated out of Montmartre cabarets and the latest fashions paraded down the Champs-Élysées.

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