Gluttony



In America, Notes Acclaimed Novelist Francine Prose, We Are Obsessed With Food And Diet And What Is This Obsession With Food Except A Struggle Between Sin And Virtue, Overeating And Self Control A Struggle With The Fierce Temptations Of Gluttony In Gluttony, Francine Prose Serves Up A Marvelous Banquet Of Witty And Engaging Observations On This Most Delicious Of Deadly Sins She Traces How Our Notions Of Gluttony Have Evolved Along With Our Ideas About Salvation And Damnation, Health And Illness, Life And Death Offering A Lively Smorgasbord That Ranges From Augustine S Confessions And Chaucer S Pardoner S Tale, To Petronius S Satyricon And Dante S Inferno, She Shows That Gluttony Was In Medieval Times A Deeply Spiritual Matter, But Today We Have Transformed Gluttony From A Sin Into An Illness It Is The Horrors Of Cholesterol And The Perils Of Red Meat That We Demonize Indeed, The Modern Take On Gluttony Is That We Overeat Out Of Compulsion, Self Destructiveness, Or To Avoid Intimacy And Social Contact But Gluttony, Prose Reminds Us, Is Also An Affirmation Of Pleasure And Of Passion She Ends The Book With A Discussion Of M.F.K Fisher S Idiosyncratic Defense Of One Of The Great Heroes Of Gluttony, Diamond Jim Brady, Whose Stomach Was Six Times Normal Size The Broad, Shiny Face Of The Glutton, Prose Writes, Has Been And Continues To Be The Mirror In Which We See Ourselves, Our Hopes And Fears, Our Darkest Dreams And Deepest Desires Never Have We Delved Deeply Into This Mirror Than In This Insightful And Stimulating Book.Gluttony

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  • Paperback
  • 108 pages
  • Gluttony
  • Francine Prose
  • English
  • 14 July 2017
  • 0195312058

10 thoughts on “Gluttony

  1. says:

    Again and again, I m drawn to Francine Prose s fascinating ideas I m drawn into her clear way of presenting intriguing places and people and ideas I will likely finish whatever book of her s that I pick up But I will be somewhat disappointed that each book at least drawing from what I ve encountered so far flirts with depth without actually diving in.Take Gluttony, for example, which was part of the New York Public Library s Sev...

  2. says:

    Prose notes that our culture has a mixed relationship with food, simultaneously believing eating to be giving in to sinful indulgence while always being on the lookout for the trendiest restaurant and the newest exotic ingredient And yet, gluttony itself hasto do with desire and appetite than actual consumption, at least according to early church father...

  3. says:

    Prose is a lovely writer which, good thing, considering the name and all and a good thinker, so there s lots to like in this volume of the NYC Library Oxford Press series, including the world s greatest story about unintentional gluttony, involving oysters and a dreadful poetry reading and a masterful use of Gregory the Great s summation of gluttony Too soon, too delicately, too greedily, too much as a recurring anchor phrase throughout She is lively and studious at once plus did I menti Prose is a lovely writer which, good t...

  4. says:

    Quickly skimmed waiting at dentist s office a long, double appointment , and glad to have done so, mainly because I really hadn t thought about gluttony in any depth before Lots of great historical, religiuos, and artistic references to pursue later particularly the paintings Loved the citations to MFk Fisher as a counter voice.Prose is a marvelous writer haven t read much by her, but will be on the look out for .And funny, I was just yesterday trying to parse out gourmand versus g Quickly skimmed waiting at dentist s office a long, double appointment , and glad to have done so, mainly because I really hadn t thought about gluttony in any depth before Lots of great historical, religiuos, and artistic references to pursue later particularly the paintings Loved the citations to MFk Fisher as a counter voice.Prose is a marvelous writer haven t read much by her, but will be on the look out for .An...

  5. says:

    A compilation of literary texts from the Bible and Classic Literature to Augustine and Aquinas and the Church Fathers to Fielding and the 20th Century science as well as interpretations of Fine Art, Prose reports and presents although she writes well, sadly, she of...

  6. says:

    Francine Prose s Gluttony looks focuses on how the title sin feels both like particularly idiosyncratic anachronism or incredibly relevant Prose s primary concern is the tension between the way gluttony is viewed and morphed half admired secretly, half seen as the primary gateway to other sins, Prose traces the idea from its medieval incarnation to through the early modern period and the various depictions of glutton hells to our current obsession with weight loss and yet increasing girth A b Francine Prose s Gluttony looks focuses on how the title sin feels both like par...

  7. says:

    After spending much of the book on a chapter about early Christian views on the sin of gluttony, and some art works, she then jumps to modern day weight issues Obesity is not gluttony, so not sure why spend time on it in this slim volume Then some quick examples of gluttony and views on gluttony in the 20th C Issue with OUP as well read as an ebook, and the numerous footnotes in the text are not hyperlinked to the citations in the back of the book Luckily I found after 3 or 4 of them that After spending much of the book on a chapter about early Christian views on the sin of gluttony, and some art works, she then jumps to modern day weight issues Obesity is not gluttony, so not sure why spend time on it in this slim volume Then some quick examples of gluttony and views on gluttony in the 20th C Issue with OUP as well read as an ebook, and the num...

  8. says:

    This book is a brief account of the cultural history of the sin of gluttony According to the book there are historically two reasons that gluttony has been considered deadly First, gluttony can be seen as a form of idolatry in which worship of sensual pleasure replaces worship of God, and second, gluttony weakens our resolve, opening the door to lechery and debauchery It seems to me that on a deeper level, gl...

  9. says:

    This great little book discusses the history and development of how society views the sin of gluttony It readslike an in depth article than a book, and certainly generates a lotquestions than answers, but I appreciated how Prose casts the acts of overeating and undereating in a historical, rather than merely nutritional, light.I bought this book solely because one of my favorite authors wrote it, but now I am curious about the rest of the collection Ugh, just what I don t need in m This great little book discusses the history and development of how society views the sin of gluttony It readslike an in depth article than a book, and certainly generates a lotquestions than answers, but I appreciated how Prose casts the acts of overeating and undereating in a historical, rather than merely nutritional, light.I bought this book solely because one of my favorite authors wrote it, but now I am curious about the rest of the collection Ugh, just what I don t need in my cram...

  10. says:

    Interesting look at gluttony from the double lens of past Christian church attitudes and current body image concerns My own take on the seven deadlies codified in the 4th century CE, according to Wiki is that they are varieties of self indulgence or involvement that can undermine the commo...

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