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"She deserves the widest possible audience....The restaurants, hotels and markets she visits are aswarm with people and things, all of which she describes in fine detail, making the reader ...
"She deserves the widest possible audience....The restaurants, hotels and markets she visits are aswarm with people and things, all of which she describes in fine detail, making the reader taste and hear and smell and see as few other writers can....Wherever she is, wherever she goes, she is grand company."
— Chicago Sun-Times
"A breath of poetry wraps us as she relives for us a lifetime....She is the attentive spectator of her own life as well as its narrator." — Philadelphia Inquirer
"To my mind, As They Were contains some of the best writing M.F.K. Fisher has ever done."
— James Beard, Boston Globe
"Here are the voluptuous meals recalled by a woman who savored not only the food and wine but every detail of setting and nuance of conversation. Here, too, are meditations on travel by freighter....And here are the vivid evocations of places."
Autobiographical essays by the woman the New York Times Book Review has called "one of the great writers this country has produced in this century."
Prejudice, Hate, and the First World War
I Was Really Very Hungry
Three Swiss Inns
The Flame and the Ash Thereof
The First Cafe
Two Kitchens in Provence
A Misson Accomplished
A Common Danger
About Looking Alone at a Place: Provence
I. The Captain's Dinner, M.S. Feltre
II. Dutch Freighter, M.S. Diemerdyk
III. Announcement from Israfel, M.S. Pluto
The Wind-Chill Factor: A Problem of Mind and Matter
Gare de Lyon
Nowhere but Here
Posted May 14, 2011