A Dramatic Documentary by Steve Newman.
To give an idea of the style of my 'dramatic documentary' let me quote from Hemingway's preface to his posthumously published memoir, A Moveable Feast...
" If the reader prefers, this book may be regarded as fiction. But there is always the chance that such a book of fiction may throw some light on what has been written as fact."
After breakfast, Hemingway and Mary
headed toward the Luxembourg Gardens where they enjoyed listened to a
French military band play a selection from Carmen. Then, after a
coffee in the small café
under the plain trees, they headed for the rue de Fleurus, which
connects with the rue Guynemer that borders the western side of the
gardens. Half way up the rue de Fleurus, on the left hand side, is
number 27, and here Ernest and Mary stopped and rang the bell of
Gertrude Stein's apartment. There was no answer. They tried again.
Still no answer. After a while an elderly lady came out of a small
dress shop opposite and told them that Miss Stein and Miss Toklas,
having endured the hard years of German occupation, had, on a whim so
to speak, taken a small house in the country, but where she did not
“ Perhaps Miss Beach at Shakespeare
and Company could help, no?”
Ernest and Mary made their way back
across the Luxembourg Gardens, past the gallery, and, after two left
turns and a right…