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Description - Oyster by Rebecca Stott

In Oyster, literary historian and radio broadcaster Rebecca Stott tells the extraordinary story of the oyster and its pearl, revealing how this curious creature has been used and depicted in human culture and what it has variously meant to those who have either loved or loathed it: the Romans carried much-sought-after British oysters across the Alps on the backs of donkeys to be eaten as delicacies at banquets in Rome, whilst by contrast Woody Allen once famously said `I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead - not sick, not wounded - dead'.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781861892218
ISBN-10: 1861892217
Format: Paperback
(190mm x 135mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Reaktion Books
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish Date: 4-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Rebecca Stott

Rebecca Stott is Professor of English Literature and Creative Writing, University of East Anglia, and is the author and co-author of many books including The Fabrication of the Late Victorian Femme Fatale (1992), Darwin and the Barnacle (2003) and Theatres of Glass: The Woman who Brought the Sea to the City (2003).

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