Saturday, June 29, 2013

Marshal Ney

"You are all a génération perdue...that's what you are," Miss Stein said. "All of you young people who served in the war. You are a lost generation."

Statue of Marsal Ney next to the Cloiserie des Lilas


Continuing on with Hemingway in A Moveable Feast: "...as I was getting up to the Closerie des Lilas with the light on my old friend, the statue of Marshal Ney with his sword out and the shadows of the trees on the bronze, and he alone there and nobody behind him and what a fiasco he'd made of Wateroo, I thought that all generations were lost by something and always had been and always would be and I stopped at the Lilas to keep the statue company and drank a cold beer before going home to the flat over the sawmill."

La Closerie des Lilas

Sitting by Hemingway's plaque at the Lilas bar

Location of where the sawmill/flat had been

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