|About the Book|
Theres a new humorist in town and his name is me. Thats how author, Jay Snyder, would have you see his new genre blend Parisian Reasons: An Homage to Hemingways A Moveable Feast. Part parody and part homage, heres a look at strengths and foibles, directness and self-delusion, love and hate. The stage is Paris in the twenties or is it? We recognize Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and T.S. Eliot but where did the laptops and the cellphones come from? And why are they making homemade cheese for a Croc-monsieur? This Paris, this world is a madcap mash-up where time collides on itself. Its still a feast that lasts a lifetime and goes anywhere, and Snyders observations, insights and eccentricities feel very much as if they passed through Hemingways mind on the way to the page. Funny, delightful, and puzzling when the observer sees in the mirror the person he wishes to see rather than whos really there. But dont we all have a bit of that quality in us? Isnt that how we live? Isnt that what makes living a bearable Gulagian madhouse for some? If you know Hemingway, youll recognize many of the send-ups. If youve never read a word or seen any of the film adaptations, youll still find Parisian Reasons enjoyable: filled with wit, modesty, and exuberance - not the Hemingway you expected because he isnt. Hes Jay Snyder.