Consuming Culture: The Arts of the French Table

Consuming Culture: The Arts of the French Table

by John West-Sooby (Editor)

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Overview

In 15 essays, scholars and critics feast on the rich repast to be found in French authors' and artists' affairs with food. Written in French or English, topics include commentary on food as an expression of discriminating tastes, wisdom, obsession, strength of character, social status, memory, devouring passion, political position, anxiety, deprivation, and cultural explication. Each essay includes endnotes but there is no general index. Distributed in the US by Associated University Presses. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780874138115
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
Publication date: 08/28/2004
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 57.50(w) x 90.00(h) x 5.00(d)

Table of Contents

IEntrees gastronomiques
La Naissance de la gastronomie et l'ecriture gourmande2
Grimod's Gastronomic VisionThe Frontispieces for the Almanach des Grourmands11
Careme's Folly34
IILa Table sociale
Tables d'HarmonieGourmandise, gastronomie et gastrosophie chez Charles Fourier42
La Consommation ouvriere d'apres les budgets de Frederic Le Play52
Diner en ville dans le roman francais du XIXe siecle: le repas au restaurant vu par les romanciers du siecle bourgeois58
Champfleury, Pierrot et les arts de la table69
III(Mal)nourishing the Body/Le Corps (mal) nourri
"Ce triste mets": Food for Thought and Punishment in Some Renaissance Nouvelles80
Le Bordeaux et le/la bouffi(e): Duras a table88
"Un(e) artiste de la faim": Valerie Valere et Le Pavillon des enfants fous (1978)99
IVWriting the Culinary/Ecrire la table
Nerval se met a table:les aveux d'un buveur democratiqueentre la Republique et le Second Empire108
Eat my words: Verne and Flaubert, or the Anxiety of the Culinary118
Les Passions devorantes des Diaboliques de Barbey d'Aurevilly130
Du Vin: Francis Ponge et la poetique de l'ivresse146
VEating Cultures
Eating Cultures156

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