Book The Culinary Imagination  From Myth to Modernity

Download or read The Culinary Imagination From Myth to Modernity PDF, written by Sandra M. Gilbert and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2014-08-25 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the recipe novel to the celebrity chef, renowned scholar Sandra M. Gilbert explores the poetics and politics of food. In this stunning and important work, the prominent critic, poet, and memoirist Sandra M. Gilbert explores our relationship with food and eating through discussions of literature, art, and popular culture. Focusing on contemporary practices, The Culinary Imagination traces the social, aesthetic, and political history of food from myth to modernity, from ancient sources to our current wave of food mania. What does it mean to transform raw stuff into cooked dishes, which then become part of our own bodies; to savor festive meals yet resolve to renounce gluttony; to act as predators where in another life we might have become prey? Do the rituals of the kitchen have different meanings for men and women, for professional chefs and home cooks? Why, today, do so many of us turn so passionately toward table topics, on the page, online, and on screen? What are the philosophical implications of the food chain on which we all find ourselves? In The Culinary Imagination, Gilbert addresses these powerful questions through meditations on myths and memoirs, children’s books, novels, poems, food blogs, paintings, TV shows, and movies. Discussing figures from Rex Stout to Julia Child and Andy Warhol, from M. F. K. Fisher and Sylvia Plath to Alice Waters and Peter Singer, she analyzes the politics and poetics of our daily bread, investigating our complex self-definitions as producers, consumers, and connoisseurs of food. The result is an ambitious, lively, and learned examination of the ways in which our culture’s artists have represented food across a range of genres.

Book Cooking With Fernet Branca

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  • Author : James Hamilton-Paterson
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 2011-05-19
  • ISBN : 057126767X
  • Pages : 263 pages

Download or read Cooking With Fernet Branca PDF, written by James Hamilton-Paterson and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2011-05-19 with total page 263 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gerald Samper, an effete Englishman, lives on a hilltop in Tuscany. He is a ghostwriter for celebrities, and a foodie, whose weird tastes include 'Mussels in Chocolate and Garlic' and 'Fernet Branca Ice Cream'. His idyll is shattered by the arrival of Marta, a vulgar woman from a former Soviet republic now run by gangsters, notably male members of her family. She is a composer in a neo-folk style who claims to be writing a score for a trendy Italian film director. The neighbours' lives disastrously intertwine. The entourages of the rock star and the director come and go; mysterious black helicopters bring news of mayhem in Voynova, Marta's homeland; and along the way the English obsession with Tuscany is satirized mercilessly.

Book The Publishers Weekly

Download or read The Publishers Weekly PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 2006 with total page 882 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Book Review Digest

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Book The Jewish Husband

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  • Author : Lia Levi
  • Publisher : Europa Editions Incorporated
  • Release : 2009
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 228 pages

Download or read The Jewish Husband PDF, written by Lia Levi and published by Europa Editions Incorporated. This book was released on 2009 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Set in late 1930's Fascist Italy, tell the story of a young Jewish professor who falls in love with a beautiful Catholic girl whose prominent parents support Benito Mussolini's race laws.l

Book The Spectator

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  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2006
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : pages

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Book Swell

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  • Author : Iōanna Karystianē
  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Release : 2010
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 260 pages

Download or read Swell PDF, written by Iōanna Karystianē and published by Europa Editions. This book was released on 2010 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Conspiring family members, a younger replacement captain, and modernization in merchant shipping force a ship captain to retire from his job, return home, and face old age.

Book One Day a Year  1960 2000

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  • Author : Christa Wolf
  • Publisher : Europa Editions Incorporated
  • Release : 2007
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 621 pages

Download or read One Day a Year 1960 2000 PDF, written by Christa Wolf and published by Europa Editions Incorporated. This book was released on 2007 with total page 621 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1960, following an invitation from a Moscow newspaper asking her to describe one day, the twenty-seventh of September, "as precisely as possible," Christa Wolf embarked on a journey of discovery and resistance lasting forty years. She would record her thoughts, experiences, and impressions as they unfolded over the course of a single day, the same day every year, for the next four decades. "How does life happen?" This is the question she sets about to answer as writer, mother, wife, citizen, and woman. Wolf offers her readers a meditation on what it means to write from life and to live by writing, and creates, year by year, one of the most spontaneous and enthralling personal accounts of the late twentieth century. One Day a Year is an intimate portrait of life on the "other side" of the Iron Curtain during the Cold War and of the tumultuous changes that so dramatically transformed Germany following the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Book Margherita Dolce Vita  Ediz  Inglese

Download or read Margherita Dolce Vita Ediz Inglese PDF, written by Stefano Benni and published by Europa Editions Incorporated. This book was released on 2006 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fourteen-year-old Margherita tries to break her family's new love of modern technology and high-tech excesses and go back to their simpler, more frugal ways.

Book Library Journal

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  • Author : Melvil Dewey
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2007
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 770 pages

Download or read Library Journal PDF, written by Melvil Dewey and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page 770 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Book The Fugitive

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  • Author : Massimo Carlotto
  • Publisher : Europa Editions Incorporated
  • Release : 2007
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 162 pages

Download or read The Fugitive PDF, written by Massimo Carlotto and published by Europa Editions Incorporated. This book was released on 2007 with total page 162 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tells the story of a man falsely accused of a crime in Italy who flees to the French underworld before traveling to a Mexico besieged by guerrilla warfare.

Book Timeskipper

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  • Author : Stefano Benni
  • Publisher : Europa Editions Incorporated
  • Release : 2008
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 408 pages

Download or read Timeskipper PDF, written by Stefano Benni and published by Europa Editions Incorporated. This book was released on 2008 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One late-winter morning as he is "hop-hiking" downhill toward his character-building destination, a vomit-yellow cube surrounded by a garden of barbarously unkempt weeds known as the Bisacconi elementary school, Stefano Benni's young hero encounters a peculiar man - as big as a mountain and as filthy as a garbage dump, with a vast beard the color of a dung-heap, dressed from head to foot in layers and rags, and in the company of a swarm of buzzing flies. A god, perhaps? A pagan divinity? Who can tell! After a brief tete-a-tete, this earthy apparition endows the young boy with a rare gift: an internal "duoclock" that allows him to see into the future and at the same time exist in the present with an uncommon fullness. Meet Timeskipper. Timeskipper sees and foresees the epochal events of his era, from postwar reconstruction to the birth of television - from the golden age of rock'n'roll to the revolutionary sixties and the turbulent seventies. These events are tenderly offset by his own private experiences: his first love, his first job, leaving home, hilariously wild adventures with oddball acquaintances. A moving and inventive satiric tale in which imagination defies corruption and conformity, in which the innocence of yesteryear comes face-to-face with the moral aridity of today's money-obsessed society, Timeskipper is one of Stefano Benni's most touching and enduring creations. Colored by Benni's trademark linguistic inventiveness and irresistible humor, this is a coming-of-age story with a difference.

Book The Worst Intentions

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  • Author : Alessandro Piperno
  • Publisher : Europa Editions Incorporated
  • Release : 2007
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 332 pages

Download or read The Worst Intentions PDF, written by Alessandro Piperno and published by Europa Editions Incorporated. This book was released on 2007 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Thirty-three-year old Daniel, heir to the checkering fortunes of the Sonninos, inherits his grandfather's extravagant passions and his father's glum servility, and falls victim to a crippling infatuation with Gaia, the fountainhead of his erotic fantasies and fetishes.

Book The Damned Season

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  • Author : Carlo Lucarelli
  • Publisher : Europa Editions Incorporated
  • Release : 2007
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 140 pages

Download or read The Damned Season PDF, written by Carlo Lucarelli and published by Europa Editions Incorporated. This book was released on 2007 with total page 140 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1945, traveling through Italy under an assumed name, Commissario De Luca is recognized by a member of the Partisan Police and is forced to assist in the investigation of a multiple homicide.

Book The Palestinian Lover

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  • Author : Sélim Nassib
  • Publisher : Europa Editions Incorporated
  • Release : 2007
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 196 pages

Download or read The Palestinian Lover PDF, written by Sélim Nassib and published by Europa Editions Incorporated. This book was released on 2007 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Selim Nassib's sharply observed novel tells a deeply human story that will be of intense interest to anyone concerned about the Middle East, its present conflict and possibilities for its future. Albert Pharaon, heir to an enormous fortune, son of a rich Palestinian family, bored banker, has a lover in Haifa. And not just any lover: she is Jewish; she is a militant Zionist; she is the young Golda Meir, future Prime Minister of Israel. Love and allegiance clash in this historical novel about one of the twentieth century's central political figures. Selim Nassib evokes the atmosphere of Palestine in the nineteen-twenties as he mixes history, biography, and legend - creating a bold, fictionalized account of a complex and tumultuous relationship.

Book Dog Day

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  • Author : Alicia Giménez Bartlett
  • Publisher : Europa Editions Incorporated
  • Release : 2006
  • ISBN : 9781933372143
  • Pages : 311 pages

Download or read Dog Day PDF, written by Alicia Giménez Bartlett and published by Europa Editions Incorporated. This book was released on 2006 with total page 311 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A mongrel dog named Freaky, the corpse of a man with a seemingly endless list of aliases, and a handful of tips from an anonymous woman caller. With these elements hard-nosed Inspector Petra Delicado and her sentimental sidekick, Fermin Garzon, begin an investigation into big-money dog smuggling. Their best leads come from the most unlikely sources: a ruggedly handsome vet; a blond bombshell who trains guard dogs; an eccentric university professor; and a haughty dog groomer. At times, these two world-wise detectives are at a loss, but Delicado and Garzon are not the sort of cops that rely on hunches. They methodically pursue their investigation, drawing the reader into a complex and sordid story in which passions and profits turn men into beasts and animals into victims. Dog Day is set in a Barcelona that few visitors to the city will ever see, a Barcelona that lurks beneath the surface of one of Europe's most dazzling cities. A broken heart, a new monstrosity, and another dead body accompany every step through this demimonde."--BOOK JACKET.

Book Zeroville

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  • Author : Steve Erickson
  • Publisher : Europa Editions Incorporated
  • Release : 2007
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 364 pages

Download or read Zeroville PDF, written by Steve Erickson and published by Europa Editions Incorporated. This book was released on 2007 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vikar becomes a film editor, the job he always wanted, but but the drugs, music, and sexuality, may be more than he can handle.