A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig & Other Essays

By: Charles Lamb

Catalogue Number: 2X7-W7GM

A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig & Other Essays

  • Format: Paperback
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241951002
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Synopsis

A rapturous appreciation of pork crackling, a touching description of hungry London chimney sweeps, a discussion of the strange pleasure of eating pineapple and a meditation on the delights of Christmas feasting are just some of the subjects of these personal, playful writings from early nineteenth-century essayist Charles Lamb. Exploring the joys of food and also our complicated social relationship with it, these essays are by turns sensuous, mischievous, lyrical and self-mocking. Filled with a sense of hunger, they are some of the most fascinating and nuanced works ever written about eating, drinking and appetite.

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