Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses
Under the aegis of the Goddess of Love, Isabel Allende uses her storytelling skills brilliantly in Aphrodite to evoke the delights of food and sex. After considerable research and study, she has become an authority on aphrodisiacs, which include everything from food and drink to stories and, of course, love. Readers will find here recipes from Allende's mother, poems, stories from ancient and foreign literatures, paintings, personal anecdotes, fascinating tidbits on the sensual art of food and its effects on amorous performance, tips on how to attract your mate and revive flagging virility, passages on the effect of smell on libido, a history of alcoholic beverages, and much more.
An ode to sensuality that is an irresistible blend of memory, imagination and the senses, Aphrodite is familiar territory for readers who know her fiction.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Pamelangeles - LibraryThing
This is a very interesting book wich relates us to the incredible world of afrodisiacs, such as spcies, food and way of thinking primarly. I realy enjoyed this book, it is a fresh story telling. food ... Read full review
Review: Aphrodite: A Memoir of the SensesUser Review - D - Goodreads
sensuous, but without much direction or urgency. a fun, utterly forgettable ode to the body. Read full review
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