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7 best short stories - Food - cover

7 best short stories - Food

O. Henry, Anton Chekhov, Zona Gale, Stephen Leacock, Saki (H.H. Munro), August Nemo, Jack London

Publisher: Tacet Books

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Summary

Eating is more than just feeding the body. The time for a meal is the time to unite the community around a table and share. The taste of food can evoke feelings and memories such as longing, joy and contemplation. Knowing this, writers have always used food as a subject in their works, to metaphorize feelings and thoughts.
The critic August Nemo selected seven short stories by great authors who mixed literature and cuisine. Enjoy!


- A Piece of Steak by Jack London
- Gooseberries by Anton Chekhov
- A Dinner by Alexander Kielland
- The New Food by Stephen Leacock
- White Bread by Zona Gale
- Witches' Loaves by O. Henry
- Tea by Saki
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