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Duchess Who Wouldn’t Sit Down: An Informal History of Hospitality
Jesse Browner (au)
Partisan, witty, & laced with astonishing historical detail, this book is dedicated to a new understanding of the art of hospitality. Browner leads the way back through Western civilization, from a present-day poker game, to the ancient Greeks, whose gods punished or exalted the mortals according to their excellence as hosts. On the way, we visit Hitler at his summer home, Gertrude Stein in Paris & Lady Ottoline Morrell in England, Audubon in 19th-cent. America, Louis XIV at Versailles, & the Roman emperors for whom classic dinner-table entertainment was a good poisoning. “As delightful & edifying as an evening in favored company, this is a delightful book with an introspective message of how & why we give food & shelter to friends & strangers.”
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