The Literature of Food: An Introduction from 1830 to Present (Paperback)Nicola Humble (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
This introduction to "the literature of food" will appeal to scholars and students alike. With her characteristic wit and lucidity, Humble tackles themes like hunger and disgust, genres like children's literature and food memoirs, and dynamics like class tensions and gender roles. An ample repast for the eager reader. * Associate Professor at University of South Carolina, USA *
This is a thrilling, compendious study of English literature and its handling of the vibrant stuff of food. Its tone is consistent from beginning to end: friendly, authoritative, interested and interesting. Nicola Humble is a superb guide to a literary tradition that goes far beyond metaphor in treating food as the stuff of nightmares, hatred, violence and, above all, love. * Andrew Warnes, University of Leeds, UK and author of How Shopping Carts Explain Global Consumerism (2018) *
Conveys the magnitude of this fascinating subject while brilliantly performing its stated task as an "introduction" to food in literature with a thorough, compelling analysis of the select corpus and themes. * English Studies *
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