As They Were

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Vintage Books, 1983 - Literary Collections - 261 pages
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In this collection of essays the noted writer conjures up pleasures--and pangs--of sight, sound, and taste, in California, in France, and at sea, and evokes a world that is splendidly colored, keenly felt, and richly personal

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User Review  - Anthoferjea - Goodreads

Sometimes infuriating in its scattershotness, but mostly like an incredible kaleidoscope of pictures and events. Read full review

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User Review  - Naomi - Goodreads

Short essays of MFK Fischer's travels, mostly in France. Some of the essays were brilliant, her descriptions of the people in a time and place were captured so vividly, sometimes hilariously. Other essays didn't quite do it for me. All in all, though, a nice delightful read. Read full review

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About the author (1983)

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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