Werner Herzog on Creativity, Self-Reliance...-Filmmaking — like great literature — must have experience of life at its foundation. Read Conrad or Hemingway and you can tell how much real life is in those books. A lot of what you see in my films isn’t invention; it’s very much life itself, my own life.
Not only can you get your literary passport stamped twice with Hemingway's romp through Paris and Pamplona, but you can enjoy an immersive mood piece about the highs and lows of drunken, rambling youth.
Day 77. "The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to take risks, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded , sometimes destroyed." -Ernest Hemingway
In the summer of 1926, Hemingway and his wife Hadley travel from Paris to a villa in the south of France. Everywhere they go they are accompanied by the glamorous Fife, Ernest's lover. Hadley is the first Mrs Hemingway, but neither she nor Fife will be the last. Over the ensuing decades, Ernest's literary career will blaze a trail and his marriages will be ignited by desire and deceit. Four extraordinary women will learn what it means to love the most famous writer of his generation.
Books are deeply personal things. Each of us form unique bonds with the characters we read about, relate to storylines and personalities in different ways and enjoy all sorts of genres from crime to romance, gothic to fantasy. World Book Day celebrates the comfort, joy and fulfilling challenges to be found in a good novel, with readers taking part in a host of activities around the world.
These books have been banned at some point in time and yet include some essential stories that I think make them extremely noteworthy. I own many of these and plan to encourage my kids to read at some point in their life.