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Author Palma, Pina.
Title Savoring power, consuming the times : the metaphors of food in medieval and Renaissance Italian literature / Pina Palma.
Published Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, 2013.
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 Floor4  PQ4053.F58 P36 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description xi, 428 pages ; 23 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-410) and index.
Contents Introduction: taste and see the power of food -- The language of food in Boccaccio's Decameron -- Of frogs, giants, and the court: Pulci's Morgante -- Banquets of power: Boiardo's Innamorato and the politics of gastronomy -- Meals, transformations, and the belly of history: Ariosto's Furioso -- Courtesans and figs, art and nature in Aretino's Ragionamento -- Conclusion.
Subject Italian literature -- To 1400 -- History and criticism.
Italian literature -- 16th century -- History and criticism.
Food in literature.
Gastronomy in literature.
ISBN 0268038392 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780268038397 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Standard # 40022471749
OCLC number 826859580