Food in Literature

Helen GarlickHelen Garlick loves both food and reading. In this new series for Talking of Food, she chooses food-related extracts from some of her favourite authors and books.

PART ONE: In the first part, Helen includes extracts from Livia in Laurence Durrell’s Avignon Quintet, from Moby Dick by Herman Melville, and from a short story by MFK Fisher.

PART TWO: For the second part, Helen chooses extracts from Just William by Richmal Compton, the poem This is Just To Say by William Carlos Williams and a food-related parody, and another extract from Livia by Laurence Durrell.

PART THREE: Extracts from The Leopard by Giuseppe Lampedusa, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf, and Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert are Helen's choices for the third part.

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