The Hungry Soul: Eating and the Perfecting of Our Nature

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University of Chicago Press, May 1, 1999 - Cooking - 248 pages
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The Hungry Soul is a fascinating exploration of the natural and cultural act of eating. Kass brilliantly reveals how the various aspects of this phenomenon, and the customs, rituals, and taboos surrounding it, relate to universal and profound truths about the human animal and its deepest yearnings.

"Kass is a distinguished and graceful writer. . . . It is astonishing to discover how different is our world from that of the animals, even in that which most evidently betrays that we too are animals—our need and desire for food."—Roger Scruton, Times Literary Supplement

"Yum."—Miss Manners

 

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reading everything I can by Leon Kass. This IS such an interesting perspective. Read full review

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Contents

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IV
57
V
95
VI
129
VII
161
VIII
193
IX
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About the author (1999)

Leon R. Kass, M.D. is the Addie Clark Harding Professor in the College and the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.

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