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The Wine Lover's Daughter : A Memoir
by Anne Fadiman


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In The Wine Lover's Daughter , Anne Fadiman examine--with all her characteristic wit and feeling--her relationship with her father, Clifton Fadiman, a renowned literary critic, editor, and radio host whose greatest love was wine.  Read more...


 
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Overview

In The Wine Lover's Daughter, Anne Fadiman examine--with all her characteristic wit and feeling--her relationship with her father, Clifton Fadiman, a renowned literary critic, editor, and radio host whose greatest love was wine.

An appreciation of wine--along with a plummy upper-crust accent, expensive suits, and an encyclopedic knowledge of Western literature--was an essential element of Clifton Fadiman's escape from lower-middle-class Brooklyn to swanky Manhattan. But wine was not just a class-vaulting accessory; it was an object of ardent desire. The Wine Lover's Daughter traces the arc of a man's infatuation from the glass of cheap Graves he drank in Paris in 1927; through the Chateau Lafite-Rothschild 1904 he drank to celebrate his eightieth birthday, when he and the bottle were exactly the same age; to the wines that sustained him in his last years, when he was blind but still buoyed, as always, by hedonism.

Wine is the spine of this touching memoir; the life and character of Fadiman's father, along with her relationship with him and her own less ardent relationship with wine, are the flesh. The Wine Lover's Daughter is a poignant exploration of love, ambition, class, family, and the pleasures of the palate by one of our finest essayists.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780374228088
  • ISBN-10: 0374228086
  • Publisher: Farrar Straus and Giroux
  • Publish Date: November 2017
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.57 pounds


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