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Leftovers: Eating, Drinking and Re-thinking with Case Studies from Post-war French Fiction

Ruth Cruickshank

Abstract

Eating and drinking are essential to survival. Yet for human animals, they are ambivalent, proliferating with ideological, historical and psychological leftovers. This study reveals and mobilizes the provisional meanings, repressed experiences and unacknowledged tensions bound up with representations of food, drink and their consumption. It creates a flexible critical framework by bringing together an unexploited convergence of post-war French thinkers who use – or whose thought is legible through – figures of eating and drinking, including Barthes, Bataille, Beauvoir, Bourdieu, Certeau, Cixou ... More

Keywords: food, drink, fiction, literature, philosophy, French, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Annie Ernaux, Marie Darrieussecq, Michel Houellebecq

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789620672
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789620672.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ruth Cruickshank, author