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Author Sceats, Sarah.

Title Food, consumption, and the body in contemporary women's fiction / Sarah Sceats
Edition First paperback edition
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  809.93553 S2891/F  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 213 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Introduction -- Ch. 1. The food of love : mothering, feeding, eating and desire -- Ch. 2. Cannibalism and Carter : fantasies of omnipotence -- Ch. 3. Eating, starving and the body : Doris Lessing and others -- Ch. 4. Sharp appetites : Margaret Atwood's consuming politics -- Ch. 5. Food and manners : Roberts and Ellis -- Ch. 6. Social eating : identity, communion and difference
Notes Previously published by Cambridge University Press in hardcover: 2000
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-209) and index
Subject Body image in literature.
Human body in literature.
Consumption (Economics) in literature.
Eating disorders in literature.
English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Food habits in literature.
English fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Food in literature.
Gastronomy in literature.
Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
LC no. 2005279082
ISBN 0521604559 (paperback)