Blood on the table : essays on food in international crime fiction /
edited by Jean Anderson, Carolina Miranda and Barbara Pezzotti.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2018]
viii, 183 pages ; 23 cm
1476671753, 9781476671758
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Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2018]
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Introduction -- Recipes for murder: crime fiction, food and the imagination / Jean Anderson -- The chef, in the kitchen, with the knife: Anthony Bourdain's culinary crime fiction / Angelica Michelis -- Arancini and crime fiction: the aesthetics of food in the Commissario Montalbano franchise / Alfio Leotta -- Dying for foie gras: murder, politics and ethical food production / Heike Henderson -- Food and gender in crime fiction: attitudes to food and eating among female detectives / Andrea Hynynen -- What's eating her? anorexia and female identity in Ruth Rendell's domestic noir novella Heartstones / Charlotte Beyer -- Food as a marker of social otherness: Lisbeth Salander's eating habits / Jennifer Grønewald -- Ajiaco, rum and coffee: food and identity in Leonardo Padura's detective fiction / Diana Battaglia -- Food for thought: Italy's detectives Brunetti and Montalbano / Linda Ledford-Miller -- Food as the detective's tool in the Høctor Belascoarøn Shayne series / Linda M. Crawford -- Serving up clues to Maigret: food in the crime fiction of Georges Simenon / Barbara M. Stone -- Making a meal of it: food as a symbol of degrees of fiction in the novels of Arthur Upfield / Rachel Franks and Alistair Rolls -- Bridging the gap? investigating food and identity in transnational television series / Carolina Miranda and Barbara Pezzotti -- Afterword.
"This collection of essays explores the semiotics of food in the 20th and 21st century crime fiction of authors. It covers a range of issues, such as the provision of intra-, per- or paratextual recipes, the aesthetics and ethics of food, eating rituals and eating disorders and other seemingly abnormal habits as signs of "otherness"--
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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