The Measure of Her Powers: An M.F.K. Fisher Reader

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Counterpoint, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 411 pages
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Gathering journals, letters, translations, and selections from her many books, The Measure of Her Powers showcases Fisher's versatility, providing new readers and loyal fans alike with a sampler from her wide-ranging body of work. M.F.K. Fisher is a perennial literary favorite. Her evolution from an uncertain young woman to a feisty elder with opinions about everything continues to fascinate readers who understand the complexities of life's hungers.

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Review: The Measure of Her Powers: An MFK Fisher Reader

User Review  - Deirdre Keating - Goodreads

I've only finished half, most from The Gastronomical Me, our latest book club pick. I'd heard about Fisher for years, and now I can't understand why I waited so long to read her. I chose this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Valerie - Goodreads

funny, tragic, witty, insightful...wonderful! Read full review

About the author (1999)

Born July 3, 1908, in Albion, Michigan, M.F.K Fisher was raised primarily in Whittier, California, where she enjoyed cooking meals for her family. Encouraged in literary pursuits by her parents, she combined her favorite pastimes-cooking and writing-and began writing about cooking as early as 1929 when she moved to Dijon, France, with her first husband, Alfred Fisher. Fisher was educated at Illinois College, Occidental College, the University of California at Los Angeles, and the University of Dijon. She has written under the names Mary Frances Parrish, Victoria Bern, and Victoria Berne. A prolific author, her work is primarily autobiography and memoir. Her long list of publications includes Dubious Honors (1988) and Stay Me, Oh Comfort Me: Journals and Stories, 1933-1945, (1993). She also contributed articles to widely known magazines, including the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Gourmet. Fisher died of Parkinson's disease on June 22, 1992, in Glen Ellen, California.

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