Aphrodite: A Memoir Of The Senses by Isabel Allende

Aphrodite: A Memoir Of The Senses

byIsabel Allende

Paperback | May 3, 1999

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Under the aegis of the Goddess of Love, Isabel Allende uses her storytelling skills brilliantly in Aphrodite to evoke the delights of food and sex. After considerable research and study, she has become an authority on aphrodisiacs, which include everything from food and drink to stories and, of course, love. Readers will find here recipes from Allende's mother, poems, stories from ancient and foreign literatures, paintings, personal anecdotes, fascinating tidbits on the sensual art of foodand its effects on amorous performance, tips on how to attract your mate and revive flagging virility, passages on the effect of smell on libido, a history of alcoholic beverages, and much more.

An ode to sensuality that is an irresistible blend of memory, imagination and the senses, Aphrodite is familiar territory for readers who know her fiction.

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Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel Allende is the author of eight novels, including, most recently, Zorro, Portrait in Sepia, and Daughter of Fortune. She has also written a collection of stories; three memoirs, including My Invented Country and Paula; and a trilogy of children's novels. Her books have been translated into more t...
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Title:Aphrodite: A Memoir Of The SensesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.56 inPublished:May 3, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060930179

ISBN - 13:9780060930172

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Best-selling fiction author Isabel Allende combines two of her - and everyone else's - passions in this marvellous literary exploration of aphrodisiacs in the aptly titled Aphrodite. Food and sex blend into special recipes to perk desire, traditional concoctions to win a lover and how to use perfume and alcoholic drinks to capture a mate. All the timeless arts of seduction! Allende also offers a sensuous journey into art and literature, illustrating the various effects food and drink have on the senses. Enjoy the sensual experiences Allende describes in Aphrodite, as well as the time-honoured recipes that create passion and romance.

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"Like a slow, seductive lover, Allende teases, tempts and titillates with mesmerizing stories and legends about gluttony--sexual and otherwise." -- "Washington Post"