Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: Poems about Food and Drink
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This appetizing volume serves up a tantalizing and variegated literary feast.
Eating and drinking and the rituals that go with them are at least as important as loving in most people's lives, yet for every hundred anthologies of poems about love, hardly one is devoted to the pleasures of the table. Eat, Drink, and Be Merry abundantly fills the gap.
All kinds of foods and beverages are laid out in these pages, along with picnics and banquets, intimate suppers and quiet dinners, noisy parties and public celebrations-in poems by Horace, Catullus, Hafiz, Rumi, Rilke, Moore, Nabokov, Updike, Mandelstam, Stevens, and many others. Discover Sylvia Plath's ecstatic vision of juice-laden berries in "Blackberrying," D. H. Lawrence's lush celebration of "Figs," the civilized comfort of Noël Coward's "Something on a Tray," the salacious provocation of Swift's "Oysters," Li Po on "Drinking Alone," Baudelaire on "The Soul of the Wine," Emily Dickinson's "Forbidden Fruit," and Elizabeth Bishop's "A Miracle for Breakfast."
Everyman's Library pursues the highest production standards, printing on acid-free cream-colored paper, with full-cloth cases with two-color foil stamping, decorative endpapers, silk ribbon markers, European-style half-round spines, and a full-color illustrated jacket.
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Series: Everyman's Library Pocket Poets
Dim: 4.36" x 6.52" x 0.78"
Item Number: 9781400040230