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Cultures of Taste/Theories of urge for food brims with clean fabric: from fish and chips to the 1st curry condominium in Britain, from mother's milk to Marx, from Kant on dinner events to Mary Wollstonecraft on bathrooms. It examines a wide selection of Romantic writers: Hegel, Coleridge, Charlotte Smith, Wordsworth, Byron, Shelley and Keats, and lesser-known writers resembling William Henry eire and Charles Piggot. It encompasses a examine a few legacies of Romanticism within the 20th century, similar to the paintings of Samuel Beckett, Jean-Paul Sartre and Philip Larkin.

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Charlotte Sussman, “Women’s Private Reading and Political Action, 1649–1838,” in Radicalism in British Literary Culture, 1650–1830, 133–50. 36. Thomas Trotter, A View of the Nervous Temperament (Newcastle and London: printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1807), 150. 37. For example, see Karl Marx, Capital, tr. Ben Fowkes, 3 vols. ” 38. , The History of a Good Bramin: To which is Annexed, an Essay on the Reciprocal Contempt of Nations, Proceeding from their Vanity (London, 1795), 7–8. 39. Venetia Murray, High Society: A Social History of the Regency Period 1788–1830 (London and New York:Viking Penguin, 1998).

There are no zero degrees of diet, no pure foods, pace the Hare Krishnas and their idea of sattvic food. ”56 Genuine and fake, natural and unnatural, figure in Samuel Jackson Pratt’s Bread. Bread was a bone of ideological contention: the staff of life (“Give us this day our daily bread”) and a working class fantasy object. 57 The extreme discrepancy between rich and poor is figured through diet (41). In a feudal idyll reminiscent of what Chaucer says about the rain of meat in the Franklin’s house, the fake cottages of the nouveaux riches are stuffed with “cherry-bounce,” “Hung beef,” “relish,” “tempting brawn,” “rich Noyaux” (44).

It is possible that he also visited around 1806, a year in which he does not appear to have published anything in Britain, and then they moved to Devon, where a connection with northern France was well established. Possibly he ran a prison for French prisoners of war; in any case, he was again in France with his family from 1814 to 1823. Ireland greeted Napoleon on his return from Elba and was made a librarian in the National Library. He was nominated for the Legion of Honor just before Waterloo, and was subsequently made a member of the Atheneum of Sciences and Arts in Paris.

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