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by Jim Crace
Praise for THE DEVIL’S LARDER. One subversive, lyrical banquet.
Praise for THE DEVIL’S LARDER. Disquieting yet somehow affirming, this is poetic manna for the imaginary soul, and if not from heaven, then from an even more tempting, voluptuous recess’.
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A devil or a god? It’s tempting just to stab it with a knife. There might be lizard in the pot or some unlisted insect, in no book. We are prepared for monkey, rat or dog. Offal is a possibility, a rare and testing part we’ve never had before, some esoteric organ stained yellow in the turmeric.
FREE shipping on qualifying offers. THE DEVIL'S LARDER is a cumulative novel in sixty-four parts, all on the subject of food. Crace's readers might learn that little is to be trusted about food from these hilarious.
Just ask the way if you get lost or muddled in the yards and alleyways our’. So, for a month or two, its tables are reserved by detourists, as we call them, and regulars like the Fiat garage workers and the women from the trade exchange must eat elsewhere. The menu is a simple one. It has not changed for seven years at least and will not change until she dies, the owner says.
Continent, Crace's first book, was published in 1986. The book's sale to America enabled him to leave journalism and concentrate on writing books. Rev. of The Devil's Larder by Jim Crace. Continent consists of seven stories united by their setting and themes. It won the Whitbread First Novel of the Year Award, the David Higham Prize for Fiction, and the Guardian Fiction prize. New York Times critic Robert Olen Butler called it "brilliant, provocative and delightful". New York: The New Press, 2004.
The Devil's Larder Jim Crace Viking £1. 9, pp193. Like good soup, Jim Crace's writing is deceptively understated in appearance, yet its nourishing fodder invariably sees off more flamboyant menu-toppers. So it seems fitting that soup features recurrently throughout these 64 short poetic fictions drawn together in one subversive, lyrical banquet. The title is drawn from Visitations, the 'lost' book of the Bible, which asserts that 'There are no bitter fruits in Heaven, nor is there honey in the Devil's Larder'.
The Devil's Larder book. English author, Jim Crace, winner of last year’s National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction with Being Dead, brings another novel of a most unique variety
The Devil's Larder book. English author, Jim Crace, winner of last year’s National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction with Being Dead, brings another novel of a most unique variety. The Devil’s Larder is a collection of sixty-four very short stories, all with one thing in common – food. Here Crace has really stretched his creative talents, producing a masterpiece of the most unusual kind.
Jim Crace is the author of Continent, The Gift of Stones, Arcadia, Signals of Distress, Quarantine (1998 Whitbread Novel of the Year; shortlisted for the Booker Prize), Being Dead (2001 National Book Critics' Circle Award), The Devil's Larder, Six and The Pesthouse. In 1999 Jim Crace was elected to the Royal Society of Literature.
The Devil's Larder is a novel in sixty-four parts, exploring our deepest human concerns - love, hate, hopes and desires - through our relationship with food. Packed with delightful and subversive ingredients, with behaviour more suited to the bedroom than to the table, and with the most curious and idosyncratic of diners, this is a sensuous portrait of a community where meals are served with lashings of passion and recipes come spiced with unexpected challenges and hopes.
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Short Stories & Anthologies
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1st edition (October 7, 2001)
Pages: 176 pages