Kurlansky considers the work of Confucius, Plato, Shakespeare, Descartes, Nietzsche, Freud, Hemingway, Emily Dickinson, the Talmud, Charles de Gaulle, Virginia Woolf, and others, distilling the deep questions of life to their sparkling essence.
'This is an extraordinary little book, unputdownable, written in the most lyrical, flowing style which paints vivid pictures and, at the same time, punches into place hard facts that stop you dead in your tracks. Who would ever think that a book on cod would make a compulsive read? And yet this is precisely what Kurlansky has done.'
Sir Roy Strong, Express on Sunday (on Cod)
'History, reportage, travel writing, wisdom and recipes - entertaining and enlightening.'
Sunday Times (on Salt)
Publication date: 06/06/2011
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
|Publication date:||6th June 2011|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, The Real World,|
Mark Kurlansky is the New York Times bestselling author of Cod, Salt, The Basque History of the World, 1968, The Big Oyster, and The Eastern Stars, among many other books.More About Mark Kurlansky