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Self-portraits in the work of Cesare Pavese

Flaubert declared of his best-known character, Emma Bovary, that: “Madame Bovary, c’est moi.” While Pavese never explicitly made a similar claim, there are undoubtedly elements of self-portraiture in both Clelia and Rosetta in Among Women Only. Clelia’s return to her … Read the full article

Diets for a Complex World: The search for wholeness

At the beginning of 2019, the EAT–Lancet Commission published Food in the Anthropocene, a consideration of healthy diets from sustainable food systems.1 The authors observed that “A healthy diet should optimize health, defined broadly as being a state of complete … Read the full article

Appropriate Eating: The Mediterranean Diet in Homer’s Odyssey

“There is no boon in life more sweet, I say, than when a summer joy holds all the realm, and banqueters sit listening to a harper in a great hall, by rows of tables heaped with bread and roast meat, … Read the full article