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The Resource Conversations with M.F.K. Fisher, edited by David Lazar

Conversations with M.F.K. Fisher, edited by David Lazar

Label
Conversations with M.F.K. Fisher
Title
Conversations with M.F.K. Fisher
Statement of responsibility
edited by David Lazar
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This collection of interviews captures the conversations of a writer about whom the Chicago Sun-Times says, "She is to literary prose what Sir Laurence Olivier is to acting or Willie Mays is to baseball." These interviews reveal M.F.K. Fisher's fierce wit and her uncompromising and frequently contradictory attitudes toward the luxuries and necessities of gastronomy - the idea that sensual appreciation, in all aspects of life, is or should be necessary
  • In her conversations Fisher often returns to the complexities of her own life - the people and places she has loved: Dijon in the l930s, with its irrepressible and colorful chefs and landladies; her classically late-Victorian mother who lived much of her mature life as an invalid; Rex, Fisher's father, whose newspaper ethics and integrity influenced her work; her three husbands, with special attention to the painter Dillwyn Parrish, her great love, whose illness and suicide shortly before the suicide of Fisher's younger brother so shaped her complex view of detachment. Other recurring subjects in these interviews include the nature of aging, the differences between men and women, and Fisher's relationship with her work, which she describes with precision and a selective memory. These pieces give us a view of M.F.K. Fisher in motion - speaking and changing her mind at will and unable to tolerate simplistic strategies of thinking and living
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
641/.092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3511.I7428
LC item number
Z464 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Literary conversations series
Label
Conversations with M.F.K. Fisher, edited by David Lazar
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Books by M.F.K. Fisher"--P. v
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Career Woman - 1942 Style / Look Magazine -- That Wolf at Your Front Door / Ted Gill -- In Provence, That Land of Brittle Languors / Charles Poore -- The Art of Eating, the Art of Living / Publishers Weekly -- The Grand Dame of Gastronomy / Nancy Scott -- A Simple Country Lunch with M. F. K. Fisher / James Villas -- Dawdling in Marseilles / Charles Michener -- Romancing People, Places and Food / Joan Chatfield-Taylor -- As the Lingo Languishes / M. F. K. Fisher -- M. F. K. Fisher: How to Cook a Wolf and Other Gastronomical Feats / Ruth Reichl -- How to Cook a Life / David Eames -- Fisher: Past, Present, Future Together / Robert Davidoff -- M. F. K. Fisher / Maya Angelou -- M. F. K. Fisher: Philosopher-Poet of the Stove / Betty Fussell -- M. F. K. Fisher: A Profile / Elizabeth Hawes -- A Conversation with M. F. K. Fisher / Joan Nathan -- Eating Well Is the Best Revenge: A Conversation with M. F. K. Fisher / Julia Reed
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 209 p.
Isbn
9780878055968
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
92028485
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm26353153
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn556271154
Label
Conversations with M.F.K. Fisher, edited by David Lazar
Publication
Note
"Books by M.F.K. Fisher"--P. v
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Career Woman - 1942 Style / Look Magazine -- That Wolf at Your Front Door / Ted Gill -- In Provence, That Land of Brittle Languors / Charles Poore -- The Art of Eating, the Art of Living / Publishers Weekly -- The Grand Dame of Gastronomy / Nancy Scott -- A Simple Country Lunch with M. F. K. Fisher / James Villas -- Dawdling in Marseilles / Charles Michener -- Romancing People, Places and Food / Joan Chatfield-Taylor -- As the Lingo Languishes / M. F. K. Fisher -- M. F. K. Fisher: How to Cook a Wolf and Other Gastronomical Feats / Ruth Reichl -- How to Cook a Life / David Eames -- Fisher: Past, Present, Future Together / Robert Davidoff -- M. F. K. Fisher / Maya Angelou -- M. F. K. Fisher: Philosopher-Poet of the Stove / Betty Fussell -- M. F. K. Fisher: A Profile / Elizabeth Hawes -- A Conversation with M. F. K. Fisher / Joan Nathan -- Eating Well Is the Best Revenge: A Conversation with M. F. K. Fisher / Julia Reed
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 209 p.
Isbn
9780878055968
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
92028485
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm26353153
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn556271154

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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