A Memoir of the SensesBook - 1998 | 1st ed.
In Aphrodite, Isabel Allende brings her storytelling powers to a highly personal and charmingly idiosyncratic look at the intertwined sensual arts of food and love. Blending personal reminiscence with folklore from around the world, historical legends, and memorable moments from literature - erotic and otherwise - Allende spices her narrative with equal portions of humor and insight. Assembling a feast of fascinating facts about the aphrodisiac powers of food and drink, Allende serves them up with both convincing admiration and due irreverence. She offers suggestions, both ancient and modern, for luring a lover, kindling sexual ardor, prolonging the act of love, and reviving flagging virility. Dipping into the cauldron of history, she reports on the lascivious appetites of everyone from the emperor Nero to Catherine the Great to France's notorious Madame du Barry.
Publisher: New York : HarperFlamingo, c1998.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: 868 ALLENDE
Characteristics: 315 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.