Granta 52: Food, the vital stuff

by Graham Swift

Other authorsJ.M. Coetzee (Contributor), John Lanchester (Contributor)
Paper Book, 1995





London ; New York : Granta : Distributed by Penguin Books, c1995.

User reviews

LibraryThing member deebee1
A collection of short works having to do with yes, food, by various authors, including J.M. Coetzee, Graham Swift, Giles Foden among others. Interesting, informative, and thought-provoking, with writings about vegetarianism, aphrodisiacs, women and cooking in 1950s America, an experiment on men as
Show More
chickens (cooked up by a weird British lady advocating for animal rights, here against "inhumane" treatment of battery chickens), unusual foods, cannibalism, etc etc.
Show Less
LibraryThing member amberwitch
An anthology of fiction and non fiction pieces and excerpts centering around food, cooking and eating. Several pieces contain recipes, although not any I would attempt to follow.
Very much an artefact of its time (the mid-nineties) and with a majority of male contributors, and a prevailing tone of
Show More
superiority and self satisfaction I am reminded of a certain, once ubiquitous, male dominated, intellectual style that I am grateful has mostly disappeared - or at least is no longer represented in my library.
Show Less



Page: 0.2066 seconds