A Welcoming Life captures in photographs and text the remarkable life of M. F. K. Fisher. Gathering more than 240 family snapshots with extended selections from her writings, this photographic biography shines with Fisher's spirit. Her distinctive voice -- her wry humor and razor wit -- is present on every page. A book as celebration, A Welcoming ...
A Welcoming Life captures in photographs and text the remarkable life of M. F. K. Fisher. Gathering more than 240 family snapshots with extended selections from her writings, this photographic biography shines with Fisher's spirit. Her distinctive voice -- her wry humor and razor wit -- is present on every page. A book as celebration, A Welcoming Life is meant to be read, shared with friends, and -- like a good meal or a glass of fine wine -- savored.
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Near Fine. Oblong quarto, 8 1/2" x 11. viii + 119 pages, black and white intertextual photographs throughout; stiff illustrated wraps. A near fine, clean, likely unread soft cover with light shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper white.
Publishers Weekly, 1997-04-07 This photo keepsake will delight admirers of the late Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher (1908-1992), whose books (How to Cook a Wolf and 25 others) combined her pleasure in good food with her pleasures (and sorrows) in life. In their time, these books were exceptional, and their popularity blazed a trail to what has since become a distinct genre, though few of its number have matched her supple prose and embracing warmth. In this collection of 242 photographs of Fisher from infancy to old age, we see her with her parents and siblings in Southern California, with her two daughters and grandchildren, husbands and friends in her various homes in the U.S. and abroad. A great beauty, she sat for photographic artists Man Ray and George Hurrell, among others, and some of the pictures here might have been taken from a fashion model's portfolio. They are accompanied by pertinent excerpts from Fisher's own texts, as well as by captions by Gioia, who worked editorially with Fisher on several of her books. Although Fisher herself wrote extensively about her life, love affairs, marriages and sensuous delight in the world, this collection offers a worthy condensed and visual complement to that. (May)
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