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    Consider the Oyster

    Fisher, M. F. K.

    North Point Press
    ISBN: 0865473358

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    Book Description
    Clifton Fadiman
    "Since Lewis Carroll no one had written charmingly about that indecisively sexed bivalve until Mrs. Fisher came along with her Consider the Oyster. Surely this will stand for some time as the most judicious treatment in English..."

    W.H. Auden
    "I do not know of any one in the United States who writes better prose."

    Book Description
    With the distinctive wit and wisdom that have won her a large and loyal following of epicures everywhere, M.F.K. Fisher discusses the use of this delicacy for its touted aphrodisiacal power, the comforts of oyster stews and bisques, the "dreadful but exciting" life of the oyster, and the pure sensual joys of the table whenever oysters are the fare.

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