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  • Published: 7 November 1997
  • ISBN: 9780099732617
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $22.99

Hungry For You

From Cannibalism to Seduction - A Book of Food



In HUNGRY FOR YOU, Joan Smith turns her attention to this infinitely intriguing. A collection of her own sharp, funny and stimulating essays on our attitudes to food and eating is accompanied and amplified by a fascinating selection of extracts from novels, tracts, songs, self-help books, poetry and biography. Her essays look at cannibalism and the strange imagination of the man-eating serial killers; at the politics of starvation and anorexia; at sexual 'appetite'; at taboos, and the connection between the stricture of Leviticus and the regimes of Rosemary Conley. Each essay is followed by a series of extracts: from Piers Paul Read's chilling account of cannibalism to Nora Ephron on the comforts of mashed potatoes; from the Princess of Wales talking about bulimia to Proust's voluptuous appreciation of the shape and colour of asparagus, and gems from Catullus, Madonna, Swift, Brian Keenan, Freud, and Lorrie.

  • Published: 7 November 1997
  • ISBN: 9780099732617
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Joan Smith

Joan Smith is a novelist, journalist and critic. She is the author of the highly acclaimed Misogynies and several detective novels, two of which have been filmed by BBC television.

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