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An extravagant hunger : the passionate years of M.F.K. Fisher

Author: Anne Zimmerman
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In An Extravagant Hunger, time slows and is relished, and the turning points and casual strolls of M.F.K. Fisher's life are unwrapped and savored. From the Berengaria that washed her across the sea to France in 1929, to Le Paquis, the Swiss estate that later provided a backdrop for some of the most idyllic and fleeting moments of her life, the stories of Fisher's love for food and her love for family and men are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: M F K Fisher; M F K Fisher; M F K Fisher
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Zimmerman
ISBN: 9781582435466 1582435464
OCLC Number: 648922185
Description: 261 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The honeymoon couple --
A gastronomical primer --
A constant search --
Arrival in Paris --
A charmed gastronomic circle --
Letters and loneliness --
The pain of absence --
The great depression --
Wild and unspeakable thoughts --
The edge of ripeness --
The pendulum of desire --
Landscape of love and sorrow --
The color of mourning --
Her place in the world --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Anne Zimmerman.
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"In An Extravagant Hunger, time slows and is relished, and the turning points and casual strolls of M.F.K. Fisher's life are unwrapped and savored. From the Berengaria that washed her across the sea to France in 1929, to Le Paquis, the Swiss estate that later provided a backdrop for some of the most idyllic and fleeting moments of her life, the stories of Fisher's love for food and her love for family and men are meticulously researched and exquisitely captured in this book. Exploring Fisher's lonely and formative time in Europe with her first husband and her subsequent divorce and re-marriage to her creative sparkplug, Dillwyn Parrish, and his tragic suicide, the story of M.F.K. Fisher's life becomes as vibrant and passionate as her prolific words on wine and cuisine." -- From dust jacket.

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