By Charlotte Boyce,Joan Fitzpatrick
When novels, performs and poems discuss with nutrition, they can be doing even more than we'd imagine. contemporary severe pondering means that depictions of foodstuff in literary works might help to provide an explanation for the advanced dating among the physique, subjectivity and social constructions. A background of meals in Literature presents a transparent and entire assessment of vital episodes of foodstuff and its intake in significant canonical literary works from the medieval interval to the twenty-first century. This quantity contextualises those works near to pertinent ancient and cultural fabrics akin to cookery books, diaries and courses to stable healthiness, as a way to have interaction with the severe debate on foodstuff and literature and the way principles of nutrition have constructed over the centuries.
Organised chronologically and analyzing convinced key writers from each interval, together with Chaucer, Shakespeare, Austen and Dickens, this book's enlightening serious research makes it correct for somebody drawn to the learn of foodstuff and literature.
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A History of Food in Literature: From the Fourteenth Century to the Present by Charlotte Boyce,Joan Fitzpatrick