Feast and Folly: Cuisine, Intoxication, and the Poetics of the Sublime
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BeschreibungCombining an analysis of French cuisine with cutting-edge postmodernist critique, Feast and Folly provides a fascinating history of French gastronomy and cuisine over the past two centuries, as well as considerable detail regarding the preparation of some of the colossal meals described in the book. It offers a deep analysis of the social, political, and aesthetic aspects of cuisine and taste, exploring the conceptual preconditions, the discursive limits, and the poetics and rhetorical forms of the modern culinary imagination. Allen S. Weiss analyzes the structural preconditions of considering cuisine as a fine art, connects the diverse discursive conditions that give meaning to the notion of cuisine as artwork, and investigates the most extreme psychological and metaphysical condition of the aesthetic domain -- the sublime -- in relation to gastronomy.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: STATE UNIV OF NY PR
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2002
Seitenanzahl: 170 Seiten