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高三阅读理解A story of a young Hemingway who is poor

时间:2017-11-14 17:54  作者:David  来源:本站整理

A story of a young Hemingway who is poor and living in Paris, A Moveable Feast is a novel-cum-memoir (回忆体小说) of the writer. The book is also a tribute to the numerous characters he meets.
Hemingway projects himself to us as a young man. He examines his younger self and his weaknesses, but we also get a sense of homesickness for the struggle and hardship that characterized his introduction into a writer’s life in literature.
The book is often hilariously funny, as well as incredibly touching. The novel is a tour of many of the great figures in modem literary history, and a remarkable recall of their carefree lifestyle.
A Moveable Feast is more a series of anecdotes than any attempt at a rather logic narrative. It moves from subject to subject, creating miniature portraits and taking in the atmosphere of Paris at the time. Rather than concentrating on himself on himself. Hemingway prefers to point his fiction outwards, examining early friend and acquaintances with breath-taking detail.
The figures which he depicts include Ford Maddox Ford, Ezra Pound, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Gertrude Stein, Stein, in particular, stands out in the book as a grand madam of letters—a great teacher to Hemingway, a distinguished innovator in literature, and just a little bit crazy.
She enjoys the power she projected over people. Hemingway see her as a self-serving, self-satisfied unpleasant old lady, but he still makes her seem somehow likable.
There is also a series of interesting anecdotes regarding the young F. Scott Fitzgerald and his troubled relationship with his wife. In one anecdote, Hemingway and Fitzgerald go on a road trip. On a particularly lonely evening, they go to a restaurant, where Fitzgerald tells his friend that Fitzgerald’s wife is jealous (and, actually severely mentally ill). She picks away at his confidence so much so that he is frustrated. Fitzgerald asks Hemingway to reassure him.
The book is brilliant for literary gossip, but A Moveable Feast is also an extended meditation (冥想) on Hemingway’s transition to becoming a great writer. He also discusses how he believes writing should be performed. He puts great emphasis on subconscious processes. He sets aside time to work on his stories, does his best not to think about them at other times, and aims at writing truthfully.
Hemingway’s modus operandi (手法) in literature—his plain sentences, his simple structure, his close observation of the ways of the world—are boiled down to one central principle in this book: do your best to write what is true. Hemingway suggests that if that’s the only thing one can do when writing, then you will be well on your way to writing something that is good.
And that is probably the key to the success of A Moveable Feast. I think there is no author that makes you want to write more than Hemingway; every sentence he writes seems to suggest a joy.
In his memoirs, however, he creates a shell around that feeling. He presents a life that, despite its hardships (in the early part of his career he often felt hungry because he wasn’t eating enough), is definitely attractive.
Wandering around the streets of Paris, sitting in cafés with a notebook and a pencil, and attempting to fix the world with words are the meat and bones of this interesting self-portrait. Smart, brilliant, at times incredibly touching, A Moveable Feast is the product of a great master looking back through the mists of time and desperately wishing for a youth that was long past.
65. What can best summarize the feature of Hemingway’s early literary life?
A. Reward.  B. Struggle.  C. Progress.  D. Freshness.
66. How did Hemingway develop this book?
A. By organizing events in a rather logic order.
B. By centering events around his private life.
C. By listing funny stories about different subjects.
D. By examining details with his friends.
67. What is special with regard to Gertrude Stein?
A. She is crazy about innovation in literature.
B. She is usually selfish and sometimes jealous.
C. She is generous to give others guidance on literature.
D. She is helpful in improving Hemingway’s writing.
68. The principle that Hemingway sticks to in his writing is to ______.
A. describe things as they are      B. mix up fantasy with facts
C. let his mind flow freely      D. stress detailed observations of the world
69. When did Hemingway start writing this book?
A. Well after he established his reputation.    B. While he was living in Paris, France.
C. Before he moved back to the USA.    D. Shortly after he entered the literary world.
70. What’s the best title of this passage?
A. A chance to meet great literary figures    B. A glimpse into Hemingway’s life
C. A memoir of Hemingway’s friends    D. A pathway to international fame

 


答案 65.B  66. C  67. D  68. A  69. A  70. A

 

 

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