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The literature of food : an introduction from 1830 to present / Nicola Humble
Book | Bloomsbury Academic | 2020
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Description
288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages [270]-283) and index.
Summary
"The Literature of Food explores this question by looking at the continually shifting relationship between two sorts of foods: the real and the imagined. Focusing particularly on Britain and North America from the early 19th century to the present, it covers a wide range of issues including the politics of food, food as performance, and its intersections with gender, class, fear and disgust"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
Introduction, Food as Chimera -- Strangeness and the Everyday -- The Politics of Food: Hunger -- The Difficult Dinner Party: Food as Performance in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Fiction -- Kitchen Politics: The Coming and Going of the British Servant -- Gender: Cooks, Chefs, Bon Viveurs and Domestic Goddesses -- Modernist Food/Modern Food: Literary and Culinary Experiments in the Early Twentieth Century -- Fantasies of Food in Children's Literature -- Reading Recipes -- Down the Alimentary Canal: Food, Digestion and Disgust -- Conclusion: Go to Work on an Egg.
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9780857854568 (paperback)
0857854569 (paperback)
9780857854551 (hardcover)
0857854550 (hardcover)
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