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The Ravenous Muse: A Table of Dark and Comic Contents, a Bacch Anal of Books

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A brilliant & witty collection of writing about food & literature. A highly original & macabre selection — with a strong Slavic/Balkan flavor — its an often surreal look at the whimsical & even comical realm of the pleasures & displeasures of the table. In these pieces, everything from olives to toffee is used to evoke emotions, characters, or events. Whether its Turgenev on cleaning shoes with bread crumbs, a midnight snack with Rossini, George Sand sleepwalking into breakfast, Balzac ...
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Overview

A brilliant & witty collection of writing about food & literature. A highly original & macabre selection — with a strong Slavic/Balkan flavor — its an often surreal look at the whimsical & even comical realm of the pleasures & displeasures of the table. In these pieces, everything from olives to toffee is used to evoke emotions, characters, or events. Whether its Turgenev on cleaning shoes with bread crumbs, a midnight snack with Rossini, George Sand sleepwalking into breakfast, Balzac succumbing to the fatal attraction of his coffeepot — the reader will be astonished to see food & its rituals in daring new ways.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780788167928
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 12/28/1999
  • Pages: 248

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