Tag Archives: France

Scorned since antiquity as low and animal, the sense of taste is celebrated today as an ally of joy, a source of adventure, and an arena for pursuing sophistication. The French exalted taste as an entrĂ©e to ecstasy, and revolutionized … Continue reading

To commemorate Bastille Day, the University of Illinois Press celebrates its backlist of books on France and the French. Le Jazz: Jazz and French Cultural Identity, by Matthew F. Jordan Matthew F. Jordan deftly blends textual analysis, critical theory, and … Continue reading