A History of Food in Literature: From the Fourteenth Century by Charlotte Boyce,Joan Fitzpatrick

By Charlotte Boyce,Joan Fitzpatrick

When novels, performs and poems consult with foodstuff, they can be doing even more than we'd imagine. contemporary severe pondering means that depictions of foodstuff in literary works can assist to provide an explanation for the advanced courting among the physique, subjectivity and social buildings. A heritage of nutrition in Literature presents a transparent and entire assessment of vital episodes of nutrition and its intake in significant canonical literary works from the medieval interval to the twenty-first century. This quantity contextualises those works almost about pertinent ancient and cultural fabrics reminiscent of cookery books, diaries and courses to reliable future health, with a view to interact with the severe debate on foodstuff and literature and the way principles of foodstuff have built over the centuries.

Organised chronologically and interpreting definite key writers from each interval, together with Chaucer, Shakespeare, Austen and Dickens, this book's enlightening serious research makes it appropriate for someone attracted to the examine of nutrition and literature.

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