The Theoretical Foot (Paperback)M. F. K. Fisher (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 184 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
A nuanced story ... in which a celebrated non-fiction writer finds her stride as a novelist ... A lyrical and witty examination of tensions arising within a bohemian group * Big Issue *
Admirably, The Theoretical Foot deals with both poles - the perfect nothingness, lightness and frivolity of the days before tragedy, and the squirming aftermath ... But because this is M.F.K. Fisher (even young M.F.K. Fisher, still coming into her remarkable voice), the frivolity has its own value. It is beautiful. It is youth and second-youth, the joy of living in a time before sadness * NPR *
Beautiful ... Dream-like * Emerald Street *
I do not know of anyone in the United States . . . who writes better prose -- W. H. Auden
Poet of the appetites -- John Updike
If I were still teaching high-school English, I'd use [Fisher's] books to show how to write simply, how to enjoy food and drink but, most of all, how to enjoy life. Her books and letters are one feast after another -- Frank McCourt
In a properly run culture, Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher would be recognized as one of the great writers this country has produced in this century * New York Times Book Review *
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