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The Culinary Imagination : A Cultural History - Sandra M. Gilbert

The Culinary Imagination

A Cultural History

Hardcover Published: 25th August 2014
ISBN: 9780393067651
Number Of Pages: 432

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It seems that everyone today is fascinated by food. Literature and popular culture prove it. We face an ever-expanding pantry of culinary poems, memoirs, histories and travelogues, not to mention polemics debating the politics of the table, analysing the medical rights and wrongs of eating, and investigating the morality of the contemporary food chain. Visual artists have long focused on still lifes of food; now films and television programmes glamourise cooks, cooking and eating. In The Culinary Imagination, the revered scholar Sandra M. Gilbert traces our gastronomic ideas through myths and memoirs, novels, poems, television "soup operas", food blogs, paintings and films. The Culinary Imagination is a wide ranging, erudite survey of the ways in which our culture's artists have represented food in a range of genres.

About the Author

Sandra M. Gilbert, poet and scholar, is the co-author of The Madwoman in the Attic, among many other works, and a recipient of the National Book Critics Circle's Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award.

Industry Reviews

"...The Culinary Imagination is a lovely blend of the personal, the artistic and the political." -- Financial Times "There are many tasty morsels in Ms Gilbert's book..." -- The Economist "...Sandra Gilbert's fast-footed, smartmouthed essays on the poetics, polemics and politics of food..." -- The Irish Times "There are insights peppered throughout this lovingly fashioned study, some delightful and pleasing, others serious and provocative." -- Times Higher Education "...an opulent all-you-can-think buffet..." -- Julian Baggani - The Observer

ISBN: 9780393067651
ISBN-10: 0393067653
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 25th August 2014
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 16.5 x 24.4  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.76
Edition Number: 1

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