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And for those of you who are interested in the name of this site, it comes straight from the following passage of Ernest Hemingway’s biographical classic, A Moveable Feast.
“I started with Turgenev and took the two volumes of A Sportsman’s Sketches and an early book of D.H. Lawrence, I think it was Sons and Lovers, and Sylvia told me to take more books if I wanted. I chose the Constance Garnett edition of War and Peace, and The Gambler and Other Stories by Dostoyevsky.
‘You won’t be back very soon if you read all that,’ Sylvia said.
‘I’ll be back to pay,’ I said. ‘I have some money in the flat.’
‘I didn’t mean that,’ she said. ‘You pay whenever it’s convenient.’
‘When does Joyce come in?’ I asked.
‘If he comes in, it’s usually very late in the afternoon,’ she said. ‘Haven’t you ever seen him?’
‘We’ve seen him at Michaud’s eating with his family,’ I said. ‘But it’s not polite to look at people when they are eating, and Michaud’s is expensive.’
‘Do you eat at home?’
‘Mostly now,’ I said. ‘We have a good cook.’
‘There aren’t any restaurants in your immediate quarter, are there?’
‘No, how did you know?’
‘Larbaud lived there,’ she said. ‘He liked it very much except for that.’
‘The nearest good cheap place to eat is over by the Panthéon.’
‘I don’t know that quarter. We eat at home. You and your wife must come sometime.’
‘Wait and see if I pay you,’ I said. ‘But thank you very much.’
‘Don’t read too fast,’ she said.”
– Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast.