Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses

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Harper Perennial, 1998 - Aphrodisiacs - 357 pages
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This book of recipes, sensuous stories, aphrodisiacs and lovers' spells is a fusion of Allende's favourite things. This guide to all things erotic encompasses a multicultural history of seduction through food, ancient and modern stories and poems about sex and eating, titillating recipes and advice. Chapter titles include - Cooking in the Nude; The Spell of Smell; Death by Perfume; Table Manners; With the Tip of the Tongue; The Orgy; Sins of the Flesh; Love Potions, and Sauces and Other Essential Fluids.

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User Review  - mrsdanaalbasha - LibraryThing

This book should be banned for people younger than 18; with that said I read it at 18 and found it grotesque. I enjoyed the recipes, some stories but the rest of the short stories and tales were horrific to me and quite sexual. I found it exaggerated and inordinate. Not my cup of tea. Read full review

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User Review  - literatethoughts - LibraryThing

Nice, humorous take on Aphrodisiacs. I like that one of the first things Allende points out is that to have the desired effect, it is best to tell your friends and/or significant other that they are ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Isabel Allende was born in 1942, and is the niece of Salvador Allende, who went on to become famous as the elected President of Chile deposed in a CIA-backed coup. She worked as a journalist, playwright and children’s writer in Chile until 1974 and then in Venezuela until 1984. Her first novel for adults, ‘The House of the Spirits’, was published in Spanish in 1982, beginning life as a letter to her dying grandfather. It was an international sensation, and ever since all her books have been acclaimed and adored in numberless translations worldwide.

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