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Description - Balzac's Omelette by Anka Muhlstein

Balzac uses food and the art of the table 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 Omelet" invites readers to taste anew Balzac's genius as a writer.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781590514733
ISBN-10: 1590514734
Format: Hardback
(180mm x 156mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Other Press (NY)
Publisher: Other Press (NY)
Publish Date: 11-Oct-2011
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Anka Muhlstein

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 Medicis, Marie de Medicis, and Anne of Austria, and a double biography, Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart. She is currently writing a volume on Proust as a reader. She has won two prizes from the Academie Francaise and the Goncourt Prize for Biography. She and her husband, Louis Begley, have written a book on Venice, Venice for Lovers. They live in New York. Adriana Hunter studied French and Drama at the University of London. She has translated nearly forty books including works by Agnes Desarthe, Amelie Nothomb, Frederic Beigbeder, Veronique Ovalde, and Catherine Millet, and has been short-listed for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize twice. She lives in Norfolk, England.

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