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  • ISBN: 9780226395760
  • ISBN10: 0226395766

A Feast of Words Banquets and Table Talk in the Renaissance

by Michel Jeanneret

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 08/01/1991
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Introduction Part I - Pleasure and the norm 1. Humanism on holiday The feast of the gods The al fresco meal Conviviality The head and the stomach 2. Ceremonies and manners Civility Manners and Mannerism The pomp of princes Officers of the mouth 3. Rules for the appetite An archaeology of the table Diet Medicine v. cookery Part II - When the fable comes to table 4. Table talk Convivial speech A mouth full of words Philologists or logophiles? 5. Eating the text Storytelling while eating 'Our after-dinner entertainers' 'My salad and my Muse' The marrow bone Metaphors of bibliophagy 6. Classical banquets Philosophy at meal time Satire and its cooking Greedy grammarians 7. Something for every taste The copious and the varied Erasmus: feasting on words Guillaume Bouchet: stuffings Giordano Bruno: the failed banquet 8. Dog Latin and macronic poetry Dog Latin, cooks' talk and gibberish Folengo and thears macaronica Muses with greasy hands 'My country is a pumpkin' 9. 'The centre of all books' 'Monarch of ecumenical symposia' 'You only talk about sex' 'Edible syllables and letters' 'I've never seen people talk so much' Conclusion Imitatio/Mimesis Writing and nature Paradoxical metaphors Naturalizing the narrative? Writing in action Bibliography Index
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