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From the Journals of M.F.K. Fisher Paperback – 1 Nov 1999


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  • Paperback: 848 pages
  • Publisher: Pantheon Books (1 Nov. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375708073
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375708077
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 3.8 x 20.3 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,223,641 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fisher is to literary prose," wrote the Chicago Sun-Times, "what Laurence Olivier is to acting."  From the Journals of M.F.K. Fisher combines into one volume three acclaimed collections of journals, correspondence, and short stories, the earliest piece written when Fisher was nineteen and the last composed shortly before her death in 1992, at age eighty-three.

"To Begin Again" gives us a portrait of Fisher's early years, from her family's migration to California in 1912 to her first marriage in 1929. Here she begins to learn about the art of "living well gastronomically" and acquires an appreciation for the nurturance of both body and soul. "Stay Me, Oh Comfort Me" presents a candid portrait of the most traumatic period of Fisher's life -- her divorce from her husband, her marriage to their friend Dillwyn Parrish, and Parrish's tragic illness and death.  "Last House" offers a wry look at

About the Author

The author of more than twenty books, including As They Were, Sister Age, and Two Towns in Provence (all available from Vintage Books), M.F.K. Fisher spent most of her life in France and California.


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