The Hungry Soul

The Hungry Soul Eating and the Perfecting of Our Nature

University of Chicago Press Edition

Paperback (28 May 1999) | English

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The Hungry Soul is a fascinating exploration of the natural and cultural act of eating. Kass brilliantly reveals how the various aspects of this phenomenon, and the customs, rituals, and taboos surrounding it, relate to universal and profound truths about the human animal and its deepest yearnings.

"Kass is a distinguished and graceful writer. . . . It is astonishing to discover how different is our world from that of the animals, even in that which most evidently betrays that we too are animals-our need and desire for food."-Roger Scruton, Times Literary Supplement

"Yum."-Miss Manners

Book information

ISBN: 9780226425689
Imprint: The University of Chicago Press
Pub date:
Edition: University of Chicago Press Edition
DEWEY: 641.01
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 448g
Height: 156mm
Width: 230mm
Spine width: 22mm