Culinary Aesthetics and Practices in Nineteenth-Century American Literature Marie Drews

ISBN: 9780230616288

Published: October 15th 2009

Hardcover

276 pages


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Culinary Aesthetics and Practices in Nineteenth-Century American Literature  by  Marie Drews

Culinary Aesthetics and Practices in Nineteenth-Century American Literature by Marie Drews
October 15th 2009 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 276 pages | ISBN: 9780230616288 | 8.70 Mb

Culinary Aesthetics and Practices in Nineteenth-Century American Literature examines the preponderance of food imagery in nineteenth-century literary texts.Contributors to this volume analyze the social, political, and cultural implications of scenesMoreCulinary Aesthetics and Practices in Nineteenth-Century American Literature examines the preponderance of food imagery in nineteenth-century literary texts. Contributors to this volume analyze the social, political, and cultural implications of scenes involving food and dining and illustrate how “aesthetic” notions of culinary preparation are often undercut by the actual practices of cooking and eating.

As contributors interrogate the values and meanings behind culinary discourses, they complicate commonplace notions about American identity and question the power structure behind food production and consumption.



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