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The Measure of Her Powers

An M. F. K. Fisher Reader

The Measure of Her Powers( )
Author: Fisher, M. F. K.
Introduction by: Reichl, Ruth
Editor: Gioia, Dominique
ISBN:978-1-58243-556-5
Publication Date:Dec 2009
Publisher:Counterpoint Press
Imprint:Counterpoint
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $21.95
Book Description:

Any discussion of the great masters of American English must include the writings of Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher. For more than sixty years, in her writings about family, food, and travel, Fisher amassed a body of work that belongs on any shelf of classic American writing. Assembled here in this new edition is a generous selection from the books from throughout her career, arranged chronologically, and with this volume, we fortunate readers are now offered a magnificent, intimate...
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Book Details
Pages:432
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.22 x 8.92 x 1.18 Inches
Book Weight:1.093 Pounds
Author Biography
Fisher, M. F. K. (Author)
Born July 3, 1908, in Albion, Michigan, M.F.K Fisher was raised primarily in Whittier, California, where she enjoyed cooking meals for her family. Encouraged in literary pursuits by her parents, she combined her favorite pastimes-cooking and writing-and began writing about cooking as early as 1929 when she moved to Dijon, France, with her first husband, Alfred Fisher.

Fisher was educated at Illinois College, Occidental College, the University of California at Los Angeles, and the University of Dijon. She has written under the names Mary Frances Parrish, Victoria Bern, and Victoria Berne. A prolific author, her work is primarily autobiography and memoir. Her long list of publications includes Dubious Honors (1988) and Stay Me, Oh Comfort Me: Journals and Stories, 1933-1945, (1993). She also contributed articles to widely known magazines, including the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Gourmet.

Fisher died of Parkinson's disease on June 22, 1992, in Glen Ellen, California.

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