Balzac's Omelette: A Delicious Tour Of French Food And Culture With Honore'de Balzac

October 11, 2011|
Balzac's Omelette: A Delicious Tour Of French Food And Culture With Honore'de Balzac by Anka Muhlstein
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"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 of surprises and insights, Balzac’s Omelette invites you to taste anew Balzac’s genius as a writer and his deep understanding of the human condition, its ambitions, its flaws, and its cravings.
Anka Muhlstein was born in Paris in 1935. She has published biographies of Queen Victoria, James de Rothschild, Cavelier de La Salle, and Astolphe de Custine, a study on Catherine de Médicis, Marie de Médicis, and Anne of Austria, and a double biography, Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart. She is currently writing a volume on Pr...
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Title:Balzac's Omelette: A Delicious Tour Of French Food And Culture With Honore'de Balzac
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:256 pages, 7.17 X 6.03 X 0.85 in
Shipping dimensions:256 pages, 7.17 X 6.03 X 0.85 in
Published:October 11, 2011
Publisher:Other Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781590514733

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