By Maria Christou

This booklet explores the philosophical implications of the preferred adage that 'you are what you consume' via twentieth-century literature. It investigates the connections among the alimentary and the ontological: among what or how one eats and what one is. Maria Christou's concentration is on influential modernist figures, Georges Bataille and Samuel Beckett; and influential postmodernist figures, Paul Auster and Margaret Atwood. She goals to theorize the connection among modernism and postmodernism from a particularly alimentary standpoint. through studying the paintings of those significant twentieth-century authors, this booklet specializes in unusual or strange acts of consuming - 'eating' differently - as a way to methods of 'being' another way. What can consuming let us know approximately being, approximately who we're and approximately our being on the planet? This robust, leading edge examine takes literary foodstuff stories in a brand new direction.

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