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Author Allende, Isabel.

Title Aphrodite : a memoir of the senses / Isabel Allende ; drawings, Robert Shekter ; recipes, Panchita Llona ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden
Edition First edition
Published New York, NY : HarperFamingo, [1998]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  860.64 A4327 A6/A  AVAILABLE
Description 315 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Summary In Aphrodite, Isabel Allende brings her storytelling powers to a highly personal and charmingly idiosyncratic look at the intertwined sensual arts of food and love. Blending personal reminiscence with folklore from around the world, historical legends, and memorable moments from literature - erotic and otherwise - Allende spices her narrative with equal portions of humor and insight. Assembling a feast of fascinating facts about the aphrodisiac powers of food and drink, Allende serves them up with both convincing admiration and due irreverence. She offers suggestions, both ancient and modern, for luring a lover, kindling sexual ardor, prolonging the act of love, and reviving flagging virility. Dipping into the cauldron of history, she reports on the lascivious appetites of everyone from the emperor Nero to Catherine the Great to France's notorious Madame du Barry
Notes Also published : London : Flamingo, 1998
Subject Aphrodisiacs -- Literary collections.
Food -- Folklore.
Food -- Symbolic aspects.
Genre/Form Literature.
LC no. 97040274
ISBN 0060175907
Other Titles Afrodita. English