Culinary Aesthetics and Practices in Nineteenth-Century American Literature Hardback
Edited by Monika Elbert, Marie Drews
Part of the Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters series
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 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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 267 pages, 1 Illustrations, black and white; VIII, 267 p. 1 illus.
- Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
- Publication Date: 18/11/2009
- Category: Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
- ISBN: 9780230616288