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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Making a Meal of It : Food as a Symbol of Degrees of Fiction in the Novels of Arthur Upfield
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In this chapter 'Rachel Franks and Alistair Rolls investigate food and its role in two of Australian Upfield's Napoleon Bonaparte novels. In particular, they examine food as an important element of storytelling, as well as a signal of indigenous identity, gender relations, ethnicity and class lines. In addition, Franks and Rolls discuss the ways in which food brings literary reflexivity into focus.' (Introduction 10)

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    y separately published work icon Blood on the Table : Essays on Food in International Crime Fiction Jean Anderson (editor), Carolina Miranda (editor), Barbara Pezzotti (editor), Jefferson : McFarland and Company , 2018 14356019 2018 anthology criticism

    'Written from a multicultural and interdisciplinary perspective, this collection of new essays explores the semiotics of food in the 20th- and 21st-century crime fiction of authors such as Anthony Bourdain, Arthur Upfield, Sara Paretsky, Andrea Camilleri, Fred Vargas, Ruth Rendell, Stieg Larsson, Leonardo Padura, Georges Simenon, Paco Ignacio Taibo II, and Donna Leon. The collection covers a range of issues, such as the provision of intra-, peri- or paratextual recipes, the aesthetics and ethics of food, eating rituals as indications of cultural belonging, and regional, national and supranational identities. It also tackles eating disorders and other seemingly abnormal habits as signs of "Otherness". Also mentioned are the television productions of the Inspector Montalbano series (1999 ongoing), the Danish-Swedish Bron/Broen (2011, The Bridge), and its remakes The Tunnel (2013, France/UK) and The Bridge (2013, USA).' (Publication summary)

    Jefferson : McFarland and Company , 2018
    pg. 150-162
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