Feasting in Fiction from Homer to the Present Day, edited by Don Anderson
This is a sumptuous collection of literary writing celebrating the delights and disappointments of food and eating, ranging from prose to poetry, from the world's most established literary figures, such as Homer and Ben Jonson to writers of the late 20th Century such as Romesh Gunesekera and Ho Anh Thai.
Meticulously compiled by renowned Sydney University academic Don Anderson, 'Banquet Of The Mind' is an anthology for foodies and philosophers, gourmands and gastronomers . . . and just anyone who loves to eat and loves to read. It includes an introduction and biographical notes on the selected authors, whose writings and pieces are excerpted in this luscious feast for the soul.
Includes such authors as Homer, Thoreau, Henry James, James Joyce, Christina Stead, Samuel Beckett, John Tranter, Les Murray, Ho Anh Thai, FRank Moorhouse, Eric rolls and Ben Jonson.