|Plot Summary of The Gastronomical Me|
|"In this precisely titled 1943 tome, Fisher offers a sort of culinary autobiography in a series of essays about memorable meals and trips. It consists of more flowing narrative and fewer recipes than her previous three books, and though one encounters the usual wit, warmth, and sophistication, there are also sudden jolts of cold reality: the odd family cook who cut her mother up with a French knife; the sadistic German student who tortured his sexually starved Czech girlfriend in Dijon, 1930; the political prisoner handcuffed between two fascist policemen on a 1939 Italian train, whose suicide by smashing a window and razoring his neck on the broken glass served as a metaphor for the gathering clouds all over Fisher's beloved Europe; and the mystery of the sweet mariachi singer in Mexico who followed her brother David everywhere. A rich and rewarding book."
David Loftus, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Gastronomical Me|
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ethnic of society (outside)
- European Culture
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- pleasure/love boat
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- moving train
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Amount of dialog
- little dialog
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