Feast of Words: Banquets and Table Talk in the Renaissance

Feast of Words: Banquets and Table Talk in the Renaissance

by Michel Jeanneret
     
 

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Our gastronomy is ill at ease: it oscillates between fast food and nouvelle ciusine, we compute the time it takes to eat a good meal and anxiously count calories. For the Victorians have passed on to us an austere morality and an instinctive mistrust of physical over-indulgence.

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Our gastronomy is ill at ease: it oscillates between fast food and nouvelle ciusine, we compute the time it takes to eat a good meal and anxiously count calories. For the Victorians have passed on to us an austere morality and an instinctive mistrust of physical over-indulgence.

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Jenneret (French literature, U. of Geneva) explores the paradigm of the banquet as a guide to significant tendencies in Renaissance Humanist culture and shows how this culture in turn illuminates the tensions between physical and mental pleasures--between the mouth that speaks and the mouth that eats. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226395760
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
10/28/1991
Edition description:
1
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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Michael Jeanneret is professor of French literature at the University of Geneva.

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