Saturday, May 23, 2020

Rien Ne Vas Plus

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Book menu for Rien Ne Vas Plus by Margarita Karapanou; translated from the Greek by Karen Emmerich

Food mentioned in Rien Ne Vas Plus:
Brandy, 6, 38
Coffee, 9, 91, 98, 108, 127
Bulgar and tomatoes, 19
Ice cream, 67, 70, 73, 95-97, 158, 167
Tea, 75, 78, 107
Chocolate cake, 78
Champagne, 84, 158
     Pink champagne, 107, 115, 127, 157
Caviar and crackers, 84
Petits fours, 92
Marshmallows, 96-97
Pizza, 105, 156, 159
Sausage pies, 105, 156, 159
Chocolate bar with almonds, 152
Spinach pie, 156, 159
Apple pie, 156
Strawberries, 158
Eclairs, 159
Bloody Marys, 176-177

Books/Authors mentioned in Rien Ne Vas Plus:
Dostoevsky, epigraph
Marcel Proust, 164
     Le temps retrouvé, 5, 8
     A la rechrche du temps perdu, 37
The Three Musketeers / Alexandre Dumas, 102
Dante's Inferno, 31
Thousand and One Nights / Edward William Lane, 69
William Faulkner, 92
Macbeth / William Shakespeare, 100
George Byron, 117
George Sand, 117
Virginia Woolf, 118
Nobody's Boy / Hector Malot, 153


Movies mentioned in Rien Ne Vas Plus:
Rashomon, epigraph
Fanny and Alexander, 26
Jaws, 28
Gone with the Wind, 78, 156
Tea and Sympathy, 86
The Ten Commandments, 95
Dressed to Kill, 139, 159
Kiss of the Spider Woman, 148

Music mentioned in Rien Ne Vas Plus:
Chopin, 117
"How Deep is Your Love" / Bee Gees, 131
"Just Like a Woman" / Bob Dylan, 131
"Baby, Please Come Back", 131
Billie Holiday, 175, 177-178

Television shows mentioned in Rien Ne Vas Plus:
General Hospital, 93, 95
Love Boat, 96
All My Children, 97

Title mentioned on pages 11, 125, 162, 164


Discussable quote from Rien Ne Vas Plus
:
 "Love, he told me. Love everything from the grass to the first person who walks by in the street. Love it all. That's the only thing that can make life not just bearable, but beautiful." (p. 98)

Page numbers refer to the paperback edition: ISBN 9781566567725



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Saturday, May 16, 2020

The Scapegoat


Book menu for The Scapegoat by Sophia Nikolaidou; translated from the Greek by Karen Emmerich

Food mentioned in The Scapegoat:
Eggs and bacon, 3
Ouzo, 5
Orange juice, 17
Bourbon and water, 21
Pesto pasta, 21
Chocolate turtles, 21
Tsipouro, 22, 69, 219, 222
Wine, 31
Pork roast, 32
Bean soup, 38
Reindeer with elderberry sauce, 44
Goulash, 68
Chocolate cake, 68
Marinated anchovies, 68
Coffee, 69, 129
Spinach rice, 76
Koulouri, 82, 120
Fried eggs, 123
Tsourekia, 131, 157
Mussels pilaf, 142
Stuffed peppers, 142
Orangeade, 157
Bread and cheese, 185
Wafer cookies, 218
Grilled cheese sandwiches, 218
Roast pork and fried potatoes, 218
Orange juice, 235

Books/Authors mentioned in The Scapegoat:
Dracula / Bram Stoker, 9
John le Carré, 14
 William Shakespeare, 54
Kafka, 68
"The Forest Boat" (poem ) / Nikos Engonopoulo, 76
Cicero, 111-112 224
Homer, 112
George Byron, 119
Cavafy, 145
Catulus (poet), 229

Music mentioned in The Scapegoat:
Miles Davis, 164

Discussable passages from The Scapegoat
:
"Freedom is a sneaky thing. You think it's actually free, but sometimes it turns out to be pretty pricey." (p.75)

"That's the danger with freedom; it's an abyss. Will you fall in?" (p.192)

Page numbers refer to the hardcover edition (ISBN: 9781612193847)
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Saturday, May 9, 2020

Accommodations

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Book menu for Accommodations by Wioletta Greg and translated by Jennifer Croft

Food mentioned in Accommodations:
Tea, 14, 79, 127, 144
     Earl Grey, 127, 177
Ice cream, 17, 46
Ptasic Mleczkos, 18
Coffee, 19
Prune liqueur, 19
Cheese sandwiches, 22
Prince Polo bars, 24
Vodka, 25, 46, 65, 127
Trail mix, 25, 38
Ramen, 28
Poppy seed pretzel sticks, 32
Apples, 36, 85
Beer, 37, 122, 127
Chebureki, 45
Ukha, 45
Sangria, 54
Glazed cocoa cake, 54
Poppy seed cake, 54
Christmas wafers, 54
Red borscht with dumplings, 54
Cabbage and beans, 54
Danishes, 72
Cokes, 81
French fries, 86
Krupnik, 87
Rice pudding, 96
Chocolates, 112
Cherries, 116, 136
Lazanki with mushrooms and sauerkraut, 118
Wine, 135

Books/Authors mentioned in Accommodations:
"Flesh and the Mirror" / Angela Carter, epigraph
Lord of the Flies / William Golding, 19
The Lord of the Rings / J.R.R. Tolkien, 19
The Tempest / William Shakespeare, 23
A Practical Guide to Marital Bliss / Michalina Wislocka, 23
Tropic of Cancer / Henry Miller, 23
The Memoirs of Fanny Hill / John Cleland, 23
Fyodor Tyutchev (poet), 52
"I Only Came to Use the Phone" / Gabriel Garcia Márquez, 87
Narcyza Zmichowska, 91, 113
The Lives of Trees / Julian Ojsmond, 91
The Garden of Life / Henry K. Zwierzchowski, 91

Movies mentioned in Accommodations:
Total Recall, 29
Batman, 134
The Rage of Paris, 146

Page numbers refer to the paperback edition ISBN 97819549223

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Saturday, May 2, 2020

Homesick

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Book menu for Homesick: a Memoir by Jennifer Croft
This is a brief but powerful memoir by an award-winning literary translator. The many personal photos taken by the author and her mother really enhance this book.


Food mentioned in Homesick:
Cheerios, 21
Soda, 21
Cookies, 21, 68, 81
     Sugar cookies, 174
S'mores, 36, 38
Pears, 39
Tropical fruit punch gum, 40
Peaches, 42
Corn dogs, 43
Cotton Candy, 43
Oatmeal fudgies, 47
Root beer floats, 74, 170
Pizza, 111
Watermelon, 112
Peanut butter and potato chip sandwiches, 116
Chocolate cake, 145, 210
Margaritas, 156, 158
Tortilla chips, 156, 158
Fruit punch with Mountain Dew, 165
Turkey and stuffing, 177
Sweet potatoes with marshmallows, 177
Pumpkin pie, 177
Grilled cheese, 179
Vodka, 196, 211
     Peppermint vodka, 197
Cheese crackers, 230
Peanut butter crackers, 30
Dr. Pepper, 230
Fuchsia soup, 230
Café crème, 249

Books/Authors mentioned in Homesick:
Hansel and Gretel / Brothers Grimm, 32, 34
Dr. Seuss, 72, 107
     The Cat in the Hat, 72
     Horton Hears a Who!, 72
     Green Eggs and Ham, 72
Antigone / Sophocles, 153
Anna Karenina, 153, 206
Yevgeny Yevtushenko, 184, 187, 221, 223
Doctor Zhivago / Boris Pasternak, 245

Music mentioned in Homesick:
Paul Simon, 107
     "Graceland", 47
Michael Jackson, 91
Camille Saint-Saëns, 104
"Shoop" / Salt-n-Pepa, 108
"The Man I Love" / Ella Fitzgerald, 112

Movies mentioned in Homesick:
Alladin, 116
Beauty and the Beast, 116

Page numbers refer to the hardcover edition: ISBN 9781944700942

And if you enjoy memoirs, you might also try Travel Light, Move Fast by Alexandra Fuller

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