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Balzac's Omelette

A Delicious Tour of French Food and Culture with Honore'de Balzac

Balzac's Omelette( )
Author: Muhlstein, Anka
Publication Date:Oct 2011
Publisher:Other Press, LLC
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $19.95
Book Description:

"Tell me where you eat, what you eat, and at what time you eat, and I will tell you who you are." This is the motto of Anka Muhlstein's erudite and witty book about the ways food and the art of the table feature in Honoré de Balzac's The Human Comedy. Balzac uses them 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...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Subjects & Themes / General
Literary Criticism / European / French
Social Science / Agriculture & Food
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.03 x 7.17 x 0.85 Inches
Book Weight:0.97 Pounds

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