Fat: A Cultural History of the Stuff of Life

“The British literary scholar Steven Connor depicts the modern body as simultaneously inhabiting and seeking ethereality. This trajectory, Forth writes, ‘is evident in the gradual elevation of the concept of ‘taste’, which shifted during the seventeenth century from a grossly material and bestial sense to the sign of an almost spiritual form of discernment worthy of cultured elites.’” – from my review in The Weekend Australian

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