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Courtesans and Fishcakes: The Consuming Passions of Classical Athens
Courtesans and Fishcakes The Consuming Passions of Classical Athens Author:James Davidson "What, in addition to its subject matter, gives 'Courtesans and Fishcakes' its compulsive readability is the realization, very early on, that Davidson is at least one jump ahead of the field . . . An ultra-radical himself in his approach, he is nevertheless gleefully deconstructing the deconstructionists throughout, in the name of revisionist lo... more »gic. Whenever he sees that the Emperor of Theory has no clothes, he says so: loudly, cogently, and with irreverent relish. What 'Courtesans and Fishcakes' celebrates is the richness and complexity (in Athens, as it happens, but it could be anywhere) not just of sex but of all the appetites, indeed of life as a whole."