Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses. Isabel Allende, Author, Robert Shekter, Illustrator, Margaret Sayers Peden, Translator HarperCollins Publishers $26 ( p). Under the aegis of the Goddess of Love, Isabel Allende uses her storytelling skills brilliantly in Aphrodite to evoke the delights of food and sex. After co. Aphrodite by Isabel Allende – book cover, description, publication history.
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Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses
Account Options Sign in. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I liked the book, but it is not my favorite Allende novel. Jan 12, Kira McGann rated it really liked it.
Readers will find here recipes from Allende’s mother, poems, stories from ancient and foreign literatures, paintings, personal anecdotes, fascinating tidbits on the sensual art of food and its effects on amorous performance, tips on how to attract your mate and revive flagging virility, passages on the effect of smell on libido, a history of alcoholic beverages, and much more.
It’s actually a really good essay on what are aphrodisiacs, and how they are viewed in different times, and even in different cultures. That is the only word I can think of to describe this novel.
In fondo sono poi presenti diverse ricette – organizzate secondo i criteri di un qualsiasi libro di cucina: Panchita Llona Recipe Creator. Ma non aveva parlato poco prima del grande potere afrodisiaco di mammelle di vacca, vulve di pecora e palle di toro? Aphrodisiacs, if you will. In addition, there are many recipes for sensual cooks, provided by her aged mother, Panchita Llona, and by the novelist’s Spanish agent, Carmen Balcells.
This is because it’s not a serious attempt to prove or disprove aphrodisiac qualities of food, it is, as the title states, a memoir of the senses, a scrapbook of sensuality, and Allende considers cooking and eating to be sensual activities. No pierdo aphrodkte esperanzas con esta autora, es muy buena, simplemente este libro es muy divagativo para mi gusto It’s about zest for life, though; read it after Paula to appreciate Allende’s correlation between various forms of appetite and life.
In the Time of the Butterflies Julia Alvarez. Delicious, sensual, funny and well researched read! Isabel Allende Llona is a Chilean-American novelist. Nov 26, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Shelves: Return to Book Page. I enjoyed the recipes, some stories but the rest of the short stories and tales were horrific to me and quite sexual.
Non aveva parlato di cervella di ogni genere di animale, mammiferi in particolare – uomo incluso – con descrizioni truculente? Readers will find here recipes from Allende’s mother, poems, stories isaebl ancient and foreign literatures, paintings, personal anecdotes, fascinating tidbits on the sensual art of foodand its effects on amorous performance, tips on how to attract your mate and revive flagging virility, passages sllende the effect of smell on libido, a history of alcoholic beverages, and much more.
Not my cup of tea.
Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses – Isabel Allende – Google Books
One day she put on dark sunglasses and a brassy wig and went down to a big porno shop in order to begin research aphroditr this “memoir. Qualche momento godibile, ma nell’insieme non mi ha entusiasmato.
After considerable research and study, she has become an authority on aphrodisiacs, which include everything from food and drink to stories and, of course, Jul 19, Casey rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Oct 22, Erin rated it it was ok.
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They can be purchased in bottles, but there they look like malignant tumors; in contrast, moist and turgid in their shells they suggest delicate vulvae. I did love Allende’s sauciness and odd split personality–very accepting zllende people’s oddities on one hand, and slyly judgmental on the other hand. One to dip in every now and then just for fun and inspiration to concoct that special meal to seduce an object of desire While this may be the demographic they’re going for it just sat all wrong with me.
She says herself in the intro that when she began to dream of food she knew she was healing after her daughter’s death, and this scrapbook of tastes and flavors and textures is as close to embracing life as you can get.