Garlic And Sapphires

Author: Ruth Reichl

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144818357X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Garlic and Sapphires is Ruth Reichl's riotous account of the many disguises she employs to dine undetected when she takes on the much coveted and highly prestigious job of New York Times restaurant critic. Reichl knows that to be a good critic she has to be anonymous - but her picture is posted in every four-star, low-star kitchen in town and so she embarks on an extraordinary - and hilarious - undercover game of disguise - keeping even her husband and son in the dark. There is her stint as Molly, a frumpy blonde in an off-beige Armani suit that Ruth takes on when reviewing Le Cirque resulting in a double review of the restaurant: first she ate there as Molly; and then as she was coddled and pampered on her visit there as Ruth, New York Times food critic. Then there is the eccentric, mysterious red head on whom her husband - both disconcertingly and reassuringly - develops a terrible crush. She becomes Brenda the earth mother, Chloe the seductress and even Miriam her own (deceased) mother. What is even more remarkable about Reichl's spy games is that as she takes on these various guises, she finds herself changed not just physically, but also in character revealing how one's outer appearance can very much influence one's inner character, expectations, and appetites.

Words Alone

Author: Denis Donoghue

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300097191

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 356

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When Denis Donoghue left Warrenpoint and went to Dublin in September 1946, he entered University College as a student of Latin and English. A few months later he also started as a student of lieder at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. These studies have informed his reading of English, Irish, and American literature. Now in this volume, one of our most distinguished readers of modern literature offers his most personal book of literary criticism. Donoghue's Words Alone is an intellectual memoir, a lucid and illuminating account of his engagement with the works of T. S. Eliot--from initial undergraduate encounters with "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" to later submission to Eliot's entire writings. "The pleasure of Eliot's words persists," Donoghue says, "only because in good faith it can't be denied." Submission to Eliot, in Donoghue's case, involves the ear as much as it does the mind. He is a reader who listens attentively and a writer whose own music in these pages commands attention. Whether he is writing about Eliot's poetry or confronting the (often contentious) prose, Donoghue eloquently demonstrates what it means to read and to hear a master of language.

T. S. Eliot

Author: Elisabeth Wintersteen Schneider

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520026483

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 226

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Die Perlenohrringe meines Vaters

Author: Susan Faludi

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 342343418X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 2061

Das neue, große Buch der Pulitzer-Preisträgerin Die Nachricht trifft sie aus heiterem Himmel. Ihr Vater, mit dem sie kaum noch Kontakt hatte und der inzwischen wieder in seinem Heimatland Ungarn lebt, hatte eine Geschlechtsumwandlung vornehmen lassen. Welche Verbindung gibt es zwischen diesem neuen Elternteil, der sich nun "vollständig als Frau" identifiziert, und dem wortkargen, explosiven und teilweise gewalttätigen Vater, den sie kannte? Faludi sucht die Lösung dieses Rätsels in den Nischen ihrer Vorort-Kindheit und in den vielen Verkörperungen ihres Vaters: Jude im Budapest des Zweiten Weltkriegs, Abenteurer im Amazonasgebiet, All-American Dad und heute eine Frau, die ihr Judentum wiederentdeckt hat. Faludis Versuch, diese Metamorphose zu verstehen, lässt sie Grenzen überwinden – historische, politische, religiöse, sexuelle –, um sie schließlich zu der Frage unserer Zeit zu bringen: Ist Identität etwas, das wir wählen, oder ist Identität etwas, dem wir nicht entkommen können?

Planet Panic

Author: Pam Pastor

Publisher: Anvil Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9712732045

Category: Humor

Page: 230

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Crazy things keep happening to Pam Pastor and she is left with no choice but to chronicle them. In this second collection of stories, she tells us: How Pong Pagong ended her shot at stardom; Why her grandma burned all her trolls when she was in sixth grade; How she terrorized her brother on Facebook; Why she became a flower girl at 31; How a New York socialite almost kidnapped her; How she learned survival skills from Bear Grylls; and Why taxi drivers think she’s the white lady of Balete Drive. There are also tales about dead rabbits, Potato Corner, thirty bras, hospitals, a missing terrarium, New Kids on the Block, beer, and balikbayan boxes. Fun for the whole family.

Summary of Ruth Reichl's Garlic and Sapphires

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 52

View: 8271

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 A flight attendant confronted me with a meal of such unappetizing food that I initially didn’t think I would be eating it. But I was later informed that I was about to become the most important restaurant critic in the world. #2 A flight attendant confronted me with a meal of such unappetizing food that I initially didn’t think I would be eating it. But I was later informed that I was about to become the most important restaurant critic in the world. #3 Flight attendant confronted me with a meal of unappetizing food, but I was informed that I would become the most important restaurant critic in the world.

Routledge Library Editions: T. S. Eliot

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317290356

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 2418

View: 9133

This set reissues 10 books on T. S. Eliot originally published between 1952 and 1991. The volumes examine many of Eliot’s most respected works, including his Four Quartets and The Waste Land. As well as exploring Eliot’s work, this collection also provides a comprehensive analysis of the man behind the poetry, particularly in Frederick Tomlin’s T. S. Eliot: A Friendship. This set will be of particular interest to students of literature.

Word Unheard

Author: Harry Blamires

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000156281

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Eliot’s Four Quartets is arguably the finest long poem in modern English literature. It is also one that presents considerable problems of interpretation. In Word Unheard, first published in 1969, Blamires aims to unravel some of these problems by guiding the reader line by line through the poem, blending paraphrase with commentary. Blamires pays particular attention to the philosophical and theological dimensions of the poem and to its multifarious personal, historical and literary allusions. This title will be of interests to students of literature.