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Poet of the appetites : the lives and loves of M.F.K. Fisher

Author: Joan Reardon
Publisher: New York : North Point Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In more than thirty books, M.F.K. Fisher forever changed the way Americans understood not only the art of eating but also the art of living. Whether considering the oyster or describing how to cook a wolf, she addressed the universal needs "for food and security and love." Readers were instantly drawn into her circle of husbands and lovers, artists and artisans; they felt they knew Fisher herself, whether they  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Named Person: M F K Fisher; M F K Fisher; Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Reardon
ISBN: 0865475628 9780865475625
OCLC Number: 54817141
Description: xiii, 509 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: Who was the woman that wrote that page? --
Born on the Third of July --
An intolerable waiting --
The first insouciant spell --
Past and present departures --
Vin de Vevey --
Bareacres --
Hollywood scenarios --
The refugee --
Now an orphan --
Californienne --
One verse of a song --
Illness and healing --
The most alone --
Cara Maria Francesca --
Reading between the recipes --
Alive again --
Other places --
Garments of adieu.
Responsibility: Joan Reardon.
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"In more than thirty books, M.F.K. Fisher forever changed the way Americans understood not only the art of eating but also the art of living. Whether considering the oyster or describing how to cook a wolf, she addressed the universal needs "for food and security and love." Readers were instantly drawn into her circle of husbands and lovers, artists and artisans; they felt they knew Fisher herself, whether they encountered her as a child with a fried-egg sandwich in her pocket, a young bride awakening to the glories of French food, or a seductress proffering the first peas of the season." "Oldest child, wife, mother, mistress, self-made career woman, trailblazing writer - Fisher served up each role with panache. But like many other master stylists, she was also a master mythologizer. Her portraits and scenarios were often unrecognizable to those on whom they were based, and her own emotions and experiences remained cloaked in ambiguity."--Jacket.

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