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Of dishes and discourse : classical Arabic literary representations of food

Author: G J H van Gelder
Publisher: Richmond, Surrey : Curzon, 2000.
Series: Curzon studies in Arabic and Middle-Eastern literatures, 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume considers how Arab and Islamic culinary culture may be represented in literary forms.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G J H van Gelder
ISBN: 0700711740 9780700711741
OCLC Number: 42906790
Notes: Published simultaneously in the United States by Columbia University Press under title: God's banquet.
Description: vii, 178 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Early poetry - feeding as good-breeding: food and glory; the Qasida or Ode; the Qit a or short poem. Part 2 Eating and the new ethos: from generously abstaining to pious abstinence. Part 3 Adab, or the text as a banquet: adab anthologies; dishes and discourse - food narrative and poetry; food and filth in al-Azdi's "A Day in the Life of Abu l-Qasim". Part 4 Food for satire and parody: cacophany; Ibn Sudun's sweet nothings; warring edibles, high and low - Ibn al-Hajjar's "Delectabel War"; from faludhaj to ful -different foods for different people; peasant fare - al-Shirbini's "The Nodding Noddles". Part 5 Alimentary metaphors: two good things - food and sex; dreams sweet and savoury; texts and tastes.
Series Title: Curzon studies in Arabic and Middle-Eastern literatures, 3.
Other Titles: God's banquet
Responsibility: Geert Jan van Gelder.

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