Fashion Book–A Farewell to Arms
I’m finally reading my first official Hemingway novel, A Farewell to Arms. Though I read A Movable Feast just a few weeks ago, I felt as though I needed to read one of his novels to really consider him crossed off “the list” if you will.
So, it’s a good book, but I don’t love it. I just don’t think his style is for me–the sentences are too simple, it seems stilted, almost uncomfortable. The love story between Hemingway’s semi-autobiographical hero, Frederic Henry, an American officer in the Italian army during WWI, and Catherine Barkley, a Scottish nurse, is intensely emotional, but there’s somehow something missing, for me. Nonetheless, I put together an outfit for Catherine that’s a modern take on a Euro-military-early 20th century look. Incidentally, it also happens to be the 49th anniversary of Hemingway’s death.
French Connection Tempest Spring Military jacket
Rachel Comey oxford brogues
Bows & Bandits vintage leather shoulder bag
Tobi boyfriend Italian linen scarf
Possy Rap reversible beret
How about you all? What are your thoughts on “Papa” Hemingway? Love him, hate him, completely indifferent?