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Balzac's omelette : a delicious tour of French food and culture with Honoré de Balzac

Author: Anka Muhlstein; Adriana Hunter
Publisher: New York : Other Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Balzac uses food and the art of the table as a connecting thread in his novels, showing how food can evoke character, atmosphere, class, and social climbing more suggestively than money, appearances, and other more conventional trappings. Full of surprises and insights, "Balzac's Omelet" invites readers to taste anew Balzac's genius as a writer.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Honoré de Balzac; Honoré de Balzac; Honoré de Balzac
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anka Muhlstein; Adriana Hunter
ISBN: 9781590514733 1590514734 9781590514740 1590514742
OCLC Number: 704383240
Notes: "Originally published in French as Garçon, un cent d'huîtres, Balzac et la table by Odile Jacob in 2010."
Description: xvi, 230 pages : illustrations, map ; 19 cm
Contents: Balzac at mealtimes --
Paris at mealtimes --
Great occasions --
Family life --
The misers and the food worshippers --
A young peach, a soufflé, and a towering dessert.
Other Titles: Garçon, un cent d'huîtres, Balzac et la table.
Responsibility: Anka Muhlstein ; translated from the French by Adriana Hunter.

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Balzac uses food and the art of the table as a connecting thread in his novels, showing how food can evoke character, atmosphere, class, and social climbing more suggestively than money, appearances, and other more conventional trappings. Full of surprises and insights, "Balzac's Omelet" invites readers to taste anew Balzac's genius as a writer.

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